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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: A Stronghold in the Day of Trouble
    The LORD is good,
    a stronghold in the day of trouble,
    and He knows those who trust in Him.
    Nahum 1:7
    Ever since Adam and Eve disobeyed the command of God, there has been trouble on Earth. There have been political troubles, financial troubles, family troubles and inner troubles. Just as Adam and Eve didn’t have the power to say no, so all people struggle with the power of self-discipline. Because we can’t say no, we bring trouble upon ourselves, just as Adam and Eve brought it upon themselves and all their posterity. No one can escape trouble. “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). But God knows our trouble, so He promised to be a Stronghold in the Day of Trouble.
    Lord, You know the troubles I face; help me. You know the future troubles that are coming—troubles I don’t know about; prepare me.
    The reference in Nahum 1:7 to “the day of trouble” has a twofold application. It applies to the future day of God’s judgment. When you’re in Jesus, He will be your Stronghold to protect you in the Day of Judgment. It also applies to all kinds of present-day troubles. He will protect you inwardly by giving you courage, patience and hope. He will help you outwardly when you follow the principles of Scripture. He will give you victory through prayer and His divine sovereign work. Don’t worry about getting lost and not finding your way; He knows where you are, and He’ll come get you.
    Lord Jesus, teach me how to solve troubles when I can have victory. Teach me how to live with troubles when I can’t eliminate them. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Nahum 1:1-7
    Jesus will help us with our troubles.