Scripture: Nahum 1:7

by Pastor Brian Clater


We who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior should no hesitation in testifying that the Lord is good. The Lord is good even when life makes a turn for the worse. You can still rely upon the goodness of the Lord. Let’s examine this verse in its context to see what promises are there that we can hold on to when our backs are against the wall.

Main Point of the Message:

The Lord can bring you through your situation if you learn to wait on Him in your trial or test (See Isaiah 40:28-31).

Biblical Context:

The book of Nahum should be read as the sequel to the Book of Jonah. In the book of Jonah, God tells Jonah to go to the city of Ninevah, the capital of Assyria, and preach repentance to the people that inhabit the city (Jonah 1:2). The Bible says that the people of Ninevah repented and turned their hearts toward the Lord (Jonah 3:5). Now, over 200 years after Jonah’s message, God sends Nahum to Ninevah as a prophet of judgment. Nahum reminds the people of Ninevah that they seemed to have forgotten the Lord (Nahum 1:11).

In spite of Nahum’s message of judgment, there is a verse that stands out in contrast to all of the other verses in this Book: Nahum 1:7. Clearly, no matter how dark your situation, there is hope for you. The prophet reminds us that the Lord is still good. You can find shelter for your soul when you give your heart to the Lord.

Key Question:

What should we do when we find ourselves with our backs against the wall?

Points of the Sermon:

1. You can trust in His N_________   (See Nahum 1:7)

2. You can trust in His N_________  (See Nahum 1:7)

3. You can trust Him to meet your N_____________ (See Nahum 1:7)

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