"Thou Art My Hiding Place."
“Thou art my hiding place; Thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.”
“Without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that
cometh to God must believe that He is,
and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”
Faith is such an integral part of our walk with God. Sometimes though, there can be a disconnect between what we believe and what we feel. The truth of the matter is, we do not always feel what we believe. That’s okay. It is nice to feel what we believe, but it’s not necessary that we feel what we believe. If we are not careful, we can find ourselves acting on and speaking what we feel instead of acting on and speaking what we believe. Consequently, we are in constant need to be reminded of the unchanging truths that can strengthen and steady us in our storm. For that reason, and to that end, I share this devotion with you this morning.
David said, Thou art…..you God, are my hiding place! A lot of people hide from God when they ought to be hiding in God. Jesus said, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest.” I like the way Paul said it: in Colossians 3:2-3:
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
When David said, “Thou art my hiding place” he was not speaking meaningless words. David spoke from experience. Consider these other statements by David:
“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion, in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock”. (Psalms 27:5)
“You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues”. (Psalms 31:20)
May I remind you today, we can’t live as if we don’t know God and yet claim the protection and benefits of having our life hidden in God.
Disconcerting situations can distract us from the truths we treasure. He hides us in His pavilion! He hides us in the secret place of His tabernacle. It is a secret place. No demon in Hell knows where that place is…it is a secret place…a safe place…..a haven of rest! He hides us from the plots of man and the strife of tongues! Hidden with Christ in God—no weapon formed against us can prosper. There is no place for worry and fear in our life when we know we are hidden in God! Peace prevails over the problems and pressures of our life when we declare in faith…
“THOU ART MY HIDING PLACE! Thou shalt preserve me from trouble. Thou shall compass me about (surround me) with songs of deliverance!”
For The Harvest,