“LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.” -Psalm 10:17 (NLT)
The LORD is with you, and He sees you when it feels like everything is surrounding you or even when it feels like everything is caving in on you. The LORD your GOD knows those who are your enemies are arrogant and proud, and even though it seems all is well with them, they are not well. The wicked will perish. Though trouble surrounds you, the LORD is delivering you out of your troubles. The LORD is the GOD of all comfort, preparing a feast before you in the presence of your enemies.
We can take comfort in the presence of GOD. Our GOD is the One we can run into because He is our Strong Tower, and when we run into Him, we are safe. He is the Cleft of the Rock who shelters us in the time of storm.
REFLECTION: “The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him,” (Nahum1:7 NLT). In this passage of Scripture Nineveh had slipped back to their old ways and was now worse than ever before. Nineveh had reason to be terrified because Nineveh was contending with GOD. The words in this context of this passage may be disconcerting to the unbeliever, but to those of us who believe, it is great comfort. Because we trust in GOD, living for Him, though we may find ourselves in a situation where we feel helpless, remember GOD is sovereign. He is still on His throne, and He upholds you with His righteous right hand. We are not left without hope no matter what the situation, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in. The LORD is our Helper, our Strong Refuge, and our GOD is so very good.
Keep trusting in GOD. Keep pressing into GOD through prayer. Keep on in steadfastness and walking in obedience. Through your GOD, you shall do valiantly. You are victorious. You are the Child of the Most High GOD, and you are a conqueror. Your GOD does NOT fail.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, You are the GOD who never fails. You are the GOD of Victory. Thank You for teaching me about Your protection and Your faithfulness. Thank You for making me victorious. Thank You for being My Father. You, O GOD, are my Helper, and LORD, remind me You are my Refuge and my Strong Tower and that I need not fear because You have empowered me to persevere through my trials and to triumph over my enemies. Continue Your work in me, and make me a light for You in this dark world; and may I be a living testimony to proclaim Your faithfulness and Your goodness to those around me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 15:57 (ESV)