Nahum 1:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
My Mother’s worn, highlighted, written in bible is on my desk. It gives me comfort in reading the very pages she drew her strength from. Today I open it to the book of Nahum, chapter 1 verse 7 is highlighted in green. It’s not only highlighted the last part of the scripture in underlined “he knoweth them that trust in him”
This made me think , “Does God KNOW I trust him?”
Of course we all SAY we trust in the Lord, we even can quote a few scriptures. We are quick to call on him in the day of trouble, when things are going wrong, when we need him to fix one of our ever present disasters.
But does he KNOW I trust in him. Does my heart line up with my thoughts and actions?
Do I trust more in my car to get me from point A to point B or am I trusting in the Lord to get me there?
Am I trusting in my paycheck to pay my bills or am I trusting that the Lord is supplying my needs?
according to the dictionary Trust is
a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
Let’s go back to the car. I haven’t always had a choice of what car I was going to drive today. And certainly one of the choices was not the car parked in my driveway.
I had a 1985 Ford Escort that often stalled if you took your foot off the gas. At red lights you had to hold your foot on the gas and the brakes at the same time. Sounds dangerous right? Add the fact that I had a child in the back seat, I was pushing safety way past its limits.
I faithfully drove that car for years, never doubting it would get me and my daughter back and forth, to and fro. I had trust in the car.
If we trust in objects, surely we can trust in a God who made heaven and earth.
Surely, we can trust in a God who promised to never leave or forsake us.
Surely, we can trust in a God who promised to supply all our needs according to his riches.
Declare with me “I WILL trust in the Lord”