Nahum 1:7 (NIVUK)
The Lord is good,
    a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him…

Watching the various news reviews from last year, one of the repeated stories was of course the plight of thousands of refugees travelling to and across Europe fleeing their homes and coming here uncertain of the welcome that they would get. Sometimes they are received with open arms, sometimes with wire fences. Nahum’s good news is that God always welcomes with open arms, he is a refuge in times of trouble, and that is a cause for rejoicing. He offers not just a place to go, but cares for all who come to him.

Do you need to bring your troubles to God? Is there someone you can receive and help? How can you point others towards God’s refuge? Bring these questions to God in prayer.