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Our Hiding Place

Thought for the Morning

 

 Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah 

We all need a place to hide.  A place where you can get away from all the activities of the day.  Many times, the burdens of the day seem almost too heavy to bear. Burdens can take on many forms, trouble in personal relationships, someone has deeply hurt you or you have hurt someone close to you and the feeling of quilt is within us.  The loss of a loved one can be deeply troubling to our soul.  There seems to be no limit to the sources of trouble that can plague us. We all need a hiding place!

But where can we hide?  The Psalmist says the Lord is our hiding place. How does He hide us? He draws us away from the place of trouble, He quiets our troubled heart. He reminds us that He willpreserve us from all troubles that we might encounter, whatever it might be.

The writer of Hebrew says” that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge (a hiding place) to lay hold of the hope set before us.(Hebrews 6:18).  That hope set before us is that the Lord Jesus is always with us.  The hope is knowing no matter what, He loves us beyond what we can totally understand. 

 

We may try to refuse His promise of a hiding place, and try to deal with our problems on our own. But the prophet Jerimiah writes:  “Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him”” says the LORD;“”Do I not fill heaven and earth”” says the LORD”. (Jeremiah 23:24) There is no limit to The Lords capability to see when we need that special hiding place in Him not ourselves.

           What about being surrounded  with “songs of deliverance”, what does that mean? The songs in our mind are part of the way the Lord comforts us.  Biblical songs are the Psalms He has given us.  Is there not comfort in the words The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;… He restores my soul;…”( Psalm 23:1–3)

 

Hebrews 13:5 “…I will never leave you nor forsake you.”.  What a hiding place we have in the Lord! Just a thought for the morning

Carl