“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,” Nahum 1:7 (NIV)
The Old Testament prophets were messengers of God. The people did not have the printed Word of God and so God sent prophets to deliver His message. The prophet Nahum was given a very difficult message to give to the people of his day. The greater part of Nahum's prophecy was a series of prediction of punishment on the city of Nineveh – a city full of enemies of God. This message is delivered about 150 years after the time of Jonah who preached to Nineveh and the city repented. But, as often happens, most of the people had turned away from God. Here in our verse for today we read promises for God's people. There were people that day who were trusting God and the Lord was caring for them. The promise is also for us today. It is for all who trust in God and He cares for us. He cares for you if you have put your trust in Him. We are in a time of increasing trouble these days and being a believer can mean difficult times and challenging circumstances. Let's remember that the Lord is good and He cares for us who believe in Him.