Wednesday, 30 November 2016

My hiding place

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah – Psalm 32.7

We are seeing a lot in the news today about safe places and hiding places to deal with bad news. A lot of people have a lot of opinions about these ‘safe places.’

We can’t let all of these comments our ‘safe places’ distract us from the real truth that we all do need safe places, or as the psalmist puts it, a ‘hiding place.’

It is true that we have to engage with this world. There is no other way for us to reach it if we don’t engage it. That means we have to be out then in the world day after day.

And as we are out there we are going to encounter things that run contrary to our thinking and philosophy and beliefs and way of life. The pressure to submit or conform can be awesome.

But no matter where we are or what is going on around us we have a true hiding place of safety and security. Even in the midst of a ‘crooked and perverse’ generation we can run to our hiding place and commune with our God had find comfort and solace with Him.

We all need our hiding place from time to time – thank God we find our sheltered in His loving arms.  

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