Devotional Thought for Today – 05/07/2021

Nahum 1:7 - KJV - Bible verse of the day - DailyVerses.net
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NAHUM 1

Y’all may have noticed that we have not posted for a few days. well, a Tornado ripped through greater Jackson, MS on Tuesday, May 4th.

Thankfully the worst of the storm missed us but our house and neighborhood were not without damage. We lost power Tuesday afternoon and just got it back last night. Our roof was a mess a branch penetrated a corner of the garage, and many shingles were torn off. Three neighbors have or had trees on their homes and many across streets.

Some of the debris from yard
Big oak tree from neighbors yard
Back of our garage where tree went through

I do not show these pictures to garner sympathy, but to demonstrate the grace of God. We all experience God’s Providence, Protection, and Promise in those moments. Everyone in our neighborhood is okay. No one was hurt and other than the inconvenience of being without power for nearly 3 days we all are doing well.

Nahum is a prophet tasked with delivering the final judgment of God against Nineveh. The same Nineveh that had repented some 150 years earlier with Jonah’s message.

Our text today is the Good News, that God promises His people He will be their strength and stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows [He recognizes, cares for, and understands fully] those who take refuge and trust in Him. (AMP)

You do not have to experience a tornado to have that same promise, it is available to all God’s people. All one has to do is understand that we are incapable of living a moral and just life by ourselves. That Jesus Christ lived that perfect sinless life and paid the sacrificial cost of those sins. If we sincerely acknowledge the need for forgiveness for our transgressions and Christ and Lord of our lives, God is faithful to welcome us as His children, adopted into the kingdom of God.

Praying through Nahum 1:7
Heavenly Father, thank You for Who You are and what the Lord Jesus has done for us. Thank You for being our good and gracious God. Thank You that You are my stronghold in the day of trouble and the Comforter to Whom I can fly for refuge. How I praise You for Your never-failing faithfulness to Your people Israel and grace towards the Church. Thank You that You are not only a God of love but a God of justice and that a day is coming when You will avenge all those that have suffered at the hands of Your enemies. I pray for those who have not yet trusted in You and remain dead in their sin and ask that they may be convicted of sin and come to faith in Christ. This I ask in Jesus’ name, AMEN.

Source: https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com/Nahum/1/7

“Do You Trust Me?”

“Do you trust Me?”…
were the words I heard God say…
as I voiced all my concerns today…
while talking to Him as I pray.
And then I had to repent…
for my worldly concerns or fears…
when I heard Him say these words…
though I knew He was always near.
For God does not want us to worry…
or to have even a single concern…
He just wants us to rest in Peace…
and walk in faith as we learn.
So as we pray for our children,
finances, and entire family…
He wants us to lay it all down…
and trust Him with it in entirety.
No concerns for the future…
and no fear of the unknown…
for He holds it all in His Hands…
and His faithfulness is always shown.
Now He knows what we need…
and even our hearts deepest desire…
but He just wants us to trust Him…
and seek Him with hearts afire.
For there’s no thought that He misses…
and nothing that He does not see…
but it all comes together in an instant,
when you hear, “Do you trust Me?”

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2017.

Dear Lord!! Yes, I trust You Lord!! I trust You with my life, children,  finances, and my entire family! I trust You with my book, our future, and entire ministry.  Lord, we just humbly lay all our concerns down at Your Feet and say Lord have Your way… and though we don’t see the outcome, we will trust You with it all anyway. We pray for all the broken who struggle with life and need your guiding Hand. We ask You to touch them and lead them in ways that they won’t even understand. Help us all to walk in total faith, not by sight; and be led by Your Spirit and Your guiding Light. That all Your plans and purposes for our lives will be achieved as we walk in faith and total trust with Your promises believed… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Reblogged from Source: “Do You Trust Me?”