My Hiding Place
You are my hiding place; You protect me from trouble. You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance.
Something wonderful happens when we make God our hiding place. Not only can we drown the noise of the world and pour our heart out to Him, we can begin to truly hear the voice of God speaking to us and directing us. He uses our time of hiding and isolation to infuse hope, joy, and the promise of deliverance to us as He begins to do a work in us that will heal and empower us for a new thing He wants to accomplish through us.
When we find “Selah” at the end of a passage, it indicates a pause, which may offer a time of reflection or signal a response. In this passage, we have a response from God in verse 8:
I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel.
While God is certainly our refuge and a very present help in times of trouble, He is also our counselor, advisor, and mentor in moving forward and fulfilling the destiny for which He designed us. When He is our hiding place, we may be invisible to the world, but God keeps His eye on us as He gives us counsel. He sees us. He knows us completely. He wants the very best for us, and He will tell us how to get there.
Make God your hiding place today, and hold nothing back from Him. Pause with a Selah of praise, and wait for Him to speak to you. You will be amazed how He will respond as you listen and continue to commune with Him daily.
Have a blessed day!