I couldn’t take it anymore. I didn’t want to turn on the TV, look at a new text, or get on my computer. If I heard another piece of bad news I was going to snap. I was ready to pack my bags and head to some remote destination to hide from the world. No phones, no computers, and no TV. Just peace and quiet.
No news is good news. Sound familiar?
Technology has provided us with a front-row seat to see, hear, and experience everything that is going on in the world. It helps us keep in touch with loved ones and stay up to date on the news, which is good. But if every piece of information you receive is negative, it can seem like the world is falling apart.
In the book of Nahum, God sends His prophet to tell the people of Nineveh they are going to be destroyed. They are a wicked nation and an enemy of the Lord. The Israelites, God’s people, heard this news firsthand. They had a front-row seat to what was going on. It must have felt like the world was falling apart as they listened to the prophet give a detailed description of what was to come. Perhaps they even contemplated escape as they stood there listening.
God knew His people would be frightened and desperate. Nahum 1:7 says God is good, a hiding place in rough times. He recognizes and welcomes anyone looking for help, no matter how desperate the trouble. God was reminding His people that no matter how bad things appeared to be, they were not alone or without hope.
When things seem hopeless, we need to remember we can run to the Lord and take refuge in Him. God is more powerful than any problem going on in the world. We don’t need to run away or hide. He will protect us when the world around us seems to be falling apart. He loves us and is waiting for us to come to Him in our time of need. Seek God’s help. You can get through anything with Him.
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