The wise know what battles to fight and what battles they need to step back from. If we want to experience true freedom from our oppressors and if we want to see God turn around injustice into justice on our behalf, we need to forgive.
Hi and welcome back to Daily Bible promises with a Twist. And today, as always, we’re going to start off by reading the New International Version first. And the verse for today is Nahum 1 7. “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”
And we’re going to read that exact verse and Verse 13 at the same time in the New American Standard Bible. “The Lord is good a stronghold in the day of trouble and he knows those who take refuge in him. So now I will break his yoke bar from upon you and I will tear off your shackles.”
So who is Nahum? Nobody knows for sure. They know he is an Elkoshite. However, they are not really sure where Elko was. We do know that his name means comfort.
It would be wise if we took God at His word when we are facing grave injustice and oppression. Remember that He cares about us and that He knows us and that He is our refuge. However, if we want the Lord to go to battle on our behalf we have to step off the battlefield.
If we want to experience true freedom from our oppressors and if we want to see God turn around injustice into justice on our behalf, we need to forgive. Unforgiveness shackles us to those who have oppressed us and who have harmed us and to those who have been unjust to us. But when we let go of unforgiveness, we release God to be able to war on our behalf.
Let’s read Verse 13 again. “So now I will break his yoke bar from upon you. I will tear off your shackles.” Take comfort in knowing that as we take advantage of the stronghold and the place of safety the Lord creates for us, He goes to war on our behalf.
Go to YouTube and subscribe to my channel so you’ll be notified whenever I upload a new video.
Subscribe today – it’s free to do so. No strings attached. You’ll receive a notification I posted!
Don’t forget. Follow me on my personal timeline on Facebook. I no longer will be using my Facebook Ministry Page as I cannot afford an advertising budget that is required for you to see what I post there. You do not need to send me a friend request to follow me! Here is the Facebook link.
©2018 Katherine Walden
Sign up to receive a weekly emailed devotional by Katherine by using the following form.