God is our hiding place…
Psalm 46: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble”
Dictionary.com says refuge means shelter or protection from danger or trouble. We really need to grasp how tangible this hiding place is for us. I am not saying we need to hide from responsibilities or relationships. Sometimes it just means to hide from the ‘world’ news, the events of the day to day routines that we all get ourselves pulled into.
If one would sit down and take note and view the world and all that is happening around us there would be reason for a deep depression or even fear.
The flip side of that is God is a refuge. OUR REFUGE ~ OUR strength.
We do not need to be overwhelmed or rattled by the days events.
We can run to the one who holds us up.
Many years ago we had a CD I believe it was by Maranatha song company and the name of the song was ‘You are my hiding place.’
You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance
whenever I am alone
I will trust in YOU
I will trust in YOU
Let the weak say I am strong
In the strength of the Lord… I will trust in you
Trust…. a word that might not be easy for some to say.
Dictionary.com says trust: the reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety in a person or thing; confidence.
Confident expectation of something; hope.
A person on whom or thing on which one relies: God is my trust.
To rely upon or place confidence in someone or something; hope.
Trust implies instinctive unquestioning belief in and reliance upon something.
Firm reliance on the integrity, ability or character of a person.
Do you get it yet?
Real trust in an almighty God who protects us and keeps us from harm brings safety.
We have a refuge. A hiding place.
A place of protection and peace. A secure resting place.
We need to ask the questions deep within ourselves.
Who are we trusting and where is our hope resting?
Can we say from our hearts “You are my hiding place” to a God who loves and wants the best for us?
I challenge us all to be honest and spend time with Him today.