Monday, March 1, 2010

Scripture 3

Our Hiding Place

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah Psalm 32:7

I thought that it would be neat each time we memorize scripture, to memorize something that would exalt the LORD-remind us of his attributes and characteristics. Who HE is, who we are and are not. Last month, we memorized scripture that shows us how the LORD our God is the Creator and Sustainer (also Rescuer if you went through verses 6 and 7).

This week . . . Remember HE is our Hiding Place.

A hiding place doesn’t necessarily mean a place of victory, or that you won’t have to go back out to face your enemies. It doesn’t mean we are lifted entirely out of the situation or that in there is immediate resolution. It means we can retreat, withdraw, hide in His comfort. He will take us by the hand and keep us, guide us, shelter us.

A hiding place, a place of retreat. When we are experiencing trials, do we go to the LORD? Do we retreat to our most safe “hiding place”? Do we withdraw and run to the LORD? Do we long to dwell in His presence, to rest in the shelter of His wings? Or, are we out there again, pulling ourselves up by our boot straps, trying to do things on our own. Solve our own problems, be our own comforter and helper.
Rest in Him, cease striving, be still, and let the Comforter and Helper do his job, guide us, protect us, shelter us . . .

Hide in HIM.

“I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
Psalm 61:4

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