Day 6 - "Make Him Your Hiding Place!"
Beloved, on this 6th day of our dedication, I felt the Lord urge me to encourage you in this: Making Him your hiding place. When is it that you need a hiding place? When you don't want to be scrutinized. When you don't want to have to "keep up appearances." We need a hiding place when we don't feel like we have courage to face the situation. Sometimes, we need a hiding place when we simply want to be alone. God knows that we need a hiding place; He knows what is best for us. He knows that HE is the BEST hiding place for us!
I think of times past when we used to play hide-and-go-seek as kids. We did our best to blend into our surroundings and hope we wouldn't get caught. You may even remember closing your eyes, as if that was gonna make you invisible to those seeking you!
One of the most important times that we need a hiding place is when the enemy (or our enemies) are trying to catch us. The Psalmist offers us a helpful reminder on this:
"You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word" (Psalm 119:114, ESV).
Take comfort in this word! When we make Him our hiding place, He also becomes our shield! He is protecting you. He is taking care of you. He is keeping you safe. As we make Him our hiding place, we can hope in His word. What does His word say about times like these?
That HE is our ever-present help. That HE is our refuge and our strength (Psalm 46:10). It says that HE will NEVER leave us nor forsake us (Deut. 31:6; Hebrews 13:5). It says His name is a strong tower and the righteous run to Him and are SAFE (Prov. 18:10)!
So today, I pray that you would make Him your hiding place. That you would remind yourself of the hope and promises we have in Him and His word. I'm gonna make it easy for you to do this and personalize it here:
"He is my hiding place. He is my ever-present help. He is my refuge and strength. He will never leave me nor forsake me! His name is a strong tower and I run to Him and am safe!"
Repeat it. Repeat it out loud! Repeat it because it's true! And take comfort in the fact that you've made Him your hiding place; you are safe in Him.
-Pastor Tim Escamilla