The LORD is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him,
Nahum 1:7 (NIV)
How often do I read in Nahum? Not too often. I recently ran across a small book that was given to me as a gift, I know who gave it to me and I think the occasion was my 40th birthday. That seems many moons ago! Especially since that “4” will change to another number on my next birthday! Anyway…I digress…I do not often read Nahum, but I ran across this book entitled God’s Promises For Your Every Need. The topics range from “Jesus is Your…” to “What to do When…” I found this under “What to do When Troubles Hit Your Life.” It is the first promise listed in that section. What an awesome promise…”The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.” Refuge is defined as a place of shelter, protection or safety. The Lord is good, a REFUGE…a shelter, a protection, a safety…he is all of that and more. All I have to do is reach out and accept is his gift of eternal life to be able to embrace his offer of being my refuge. No matter what befalls me in life, he is my refuge, he is my shelter, he is my protection…what a TRULY. AWESOME. PROMISE!! Thank you, Jesus!!
Yesterday morning, I mentioned that my job interview went well on Friday…late yesterday, I received and accepted the firm’s job offer. I start the beginning of May. I am a little afraid…not of the job – I think I will love it. I really liked all of the people that interviewed me and I believe it is the right thing for me to do; I have certainly spent weeks praying about a job. What scares me, just a little, are two things…I will work more hours than I have worked in a long time and I will have further to drive. I am afraid that I will have a hard time managing everything…exercise, blogging, housekeeping, work, etc. But…I do believe that this is His will for my life and therefore, I will trust…afterall, he is my refuge in times of trouble…BUT…he is ALWAYS with me, even when I am not in trouble. Therefore, I should be fine.
Lord, thank you for everything. Your promise of being my refuge. Your promise to be with me always. Your gift of your son and eternal life. I am truly grateful, Lord. Thank you for my family, please be with them, keep them safe. Please help Andy, Lord, guide him, give him courage and strength. Help him with the decisions and choices he is making. Thank you for the gift of my new job. May I be a light for you in my place of employment.
I hope you have a blessed day…