7/5/10

You Are My Hiding Place

In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed;
In Your righteousness deliver me.
Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
Be to me a rock of strength,
A stronghold to save me.
For You are my rock and my fortress;
For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me.
You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth.
Psalm 31:1-5

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

There are a lot of "little hurts" in our lives. Those little hurts are those little things that people say or do or fail to do. Like an unkind word. Like being left out of something you thought you would be invited to. Like a judgment statement that isn’t true about you. Those things can wound us and over time really hurt! But, if I am constantly abiding in Christ, He has become like a hedge to keep those little hurts out. He, I can hide in. He, I can trust! He not only can deliver me out of trouble, but preserve me from trouble. He can protect me so that even though my circumstances (and people) are exactly the same, I am now hid in Him. I don't have to feel those little hurts anymore when I am hiding myself in Him.