You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with songs of deliverance.
Have you ever felt like trouble seems to follow you around causing you to ponder why the Lord would allow this. The reality is that God is our hiding place, that he protects us from the storms that come our way. Oh, it might not feel that way but be certain that in the midst of the storm and the pain we experience God is there. Like Job who suffered the enemies attack but remained faithful, you must learn to trust God is your hiding place, that he will surround you with songs of deliverance. Paul found himself imprisoned and instead of accusing God of forsaking him, he began to sing songs of praise; songs which turned into deliverance for him.
I remember going through a storm and crying out to God for help. I felt alone and forsaken, like God had given up on me. As I cried, I asked God to talk to me. The phone rang and I continued in my prayers getting more upset with every ring. I finally jumped up grabbed the phone and angrily asked, “who is this?”. A friend responded telling me that he was praying and the Holy Spirit spoke to him and said call David. He was obedient to the Spirit and when I answered he told me, “David I do not know what you are going through, but God wants you to know you are not alone, he is with you.” I was alone in the house calling on God and he responded and let me know that I was in his hiding place; nothing could harm me. It took a while for me to recognize that my experience was not about the trouble I was in but the trouble he was preserving me from. God’s plan was in play and I simply needed to rejoice in the Lord knowing that I was in his hiding place, preserved from all trouble. I thank God that he surrounds me with songs of deliverance; know that he does the same for you! Just a little advice to go!
P.S. Pray for Mr. Rodriguez who is in the hospital with cancer with little time to live, may God’s will be done and may his peace be with him. Also pray for Gary Smith who is having surgery that he would come through without any complications and have a speedy recovery.
Keep on, Keeping on!