Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in Jesus!!!! Oh yesss! Is this one of those days, dear reader, where you feel as though you need a place to escape? Is your heart troubled? Do you need protection from the outside world and its problems? Like you, I have definitely been there! But at times like these, today’s verse tells us exactly what to do: the bible has the answer for every issue in life! We are so blessed to be able to run to the Lord through His word. He provides that hiding place and He shields us from what is bothering us. David used the term “hiding place” twice in the Book of Psalms. The other verse is:
David experienced this need to be so close to God that he knew God would provide him with a blessed sanctuary of peace. We, too, have this wonderful place where we can retreat from the cares of this world. I imagine myself alone in the woods listening to the sounds of nature. The warm rays of sunlight are shining through the branches and I feel the warmth on my face. My Saviour meets me there and sits beside me. I tell Him all about my cares and He listens to me. As I open my bible, He shows me what He wants to tell me. The Book of Psalms has truly been my shield in times like these. I know that God’s words are pure and true! I can wholly trust and lean on the Lord Jesus and I know that He will not misguide me.
Isn’t that a comfort Christian? Wherever you need to meet with the Lord, do so. He is always available and always ready to listen. He also stands ready to guide you through His word.
Having this kind of relationship builds a hope in Jesus within me. I know that He is my hiding place, my resting place, my Rock, and my deliverer during tough times. Where is my hope? It’s in Jesus Christ the Solid Rock! I love this hymn! It expresses today’s verse quite well, don’t you think? Enjoy 🙂
On Christ the Solid Rock
- My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
- When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
- His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
- When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.