Strong Refuge

This verse from the book of Nahum is one of my favorites! It reminds me that God alone is our Anchor when we are buffeted by the storms of life. Remember than an anchor does not necessarily stop the waves from being turbulent, but instead ensures that the boat will not be carried off-course, whether the weather is good or bad.

Here are a few truths from this verse that stand out to me (I also encourage you to read it in a few other translations — NASB, ESV, and NKJV may be good places to start) to see if anything else jumps out at you):

▪️ God is good. It is His nature to be this way, regardless of our circumstances.

▪️ He is our “strong refuge” — a place of safety that cannot be thwarted.

▪️ “When trouble comes” — as it inevitably shall. The Bible doesn’t absolutely guarantee health, wealth, and happiness to anyone! Notice that the verse says “when trouble comes,” rather than “if”. Storms are a natural part of life.

▪️ “He is close to those who trust in Him” — the Lord faithfully walks alongside us at all times, and draws near to us when we draw near to Him (James 4:7-8).

These truths are encouraging to me. What about you? Do you have any verses that you stand on each day, come what may? (Feel free to share them here, if so.) ✝️


2 thoughts on “Strong Refuge

  1. Good one!
    I like your point about the purpose of an anchor; something we need to remember. God does not often take us out of trials, but He will always be our Anchor, our refuge.
    And, James 4.8 has always been close to my heart.

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    1. So very true, Kathy. Sometimes, the only time we remember that our Anchor is there and is taking care of us is when the storms of life are most severe. He may not deliver us from the trial, but will ensure that we are able to persevere through it. ✝️

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