"The Lord is good,
a strong refuge when trouble comes.
He is close to those who trust in Him." Nahum 1:7 NLT
He is close to those who trust in Him. When you hear the word "trust", do you know what it means? Noah's Webster Dictionary has many definitions because the word "trust" is used in many different ways. In this instance, I believe it means: To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith in.
When you are going through a trial, a valley, a growing period--this is a great verse to have memorized in your heart and spirit. Because, as we go through those times, it is easy to feel that God has forgotten us, abandoned us, turned His face away from us. But He hasn't.
Our Lord is a wonderful Father, and He--just as our earthly fathers--need to stand aside sometimes and allow us to live out our choices. If our choices cause us to go through times of trouble, we need to experience them so that it is a lesson learned. But God is still there. We can still turn to Him in those times and gather strength, encouragement and wisdom. He will be there to be our Refuge. He may not take us out of our trouble until the lesson is learned but He will NEVER abandon us.
With this in mind, just please remember, that He is your strength and your refuge and all you need to do is to put your TRUST in Him and His sovereignty. He will get you through.