Sunday, October 17, 2010


Verse for Today: Sunday, October 17, 2010

Psalms 32:7 - You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

When God's people enjoy divine deliverance from their troubles, they keep singing the sweet songs of salvation over and over again. These songs of deliverance are first, songs of thanksgiving to the Lord, secondly songs of comfort and consolation to themselves and thirdly songs of testimony for the onlookers. But the privilege God's children has is that they can sing these songs of deliverance before, during and after they go through troubles because they know that their Lord will be with them before, during and after their troubles. As the Lord is with them, they do not consider these experiences as troubles, but as experiences and adventures in faith which they share with their Lord. They know from the past encounters with trouble that their Lord is both their hiding place and the person in whom they can confide. They see the promise of the rainbow before, during and after the trouble that even though they walk through valleys of doubt, confusion, tears, rejection or depravity, their Lord will be with them. He will not let them down or go into it alone. He is a companion who will never leave us alone nor forsake us when we are in dire need. When there are storms in life, He will still be the silent anchorman in our boats for us to hide behind Him. When the Lord is our hiding place, can there be any thing or any one else we need to be afraid of?

Dear fried, are you in the choir of the redeemed people of God who have gone through the misery of Egypt, threat of the world's armies or the waves of the sea? Remember, it is your Lord's privilege to deliver you, and your response in turn is in singing to the power of the Lord to deliver you. When there is no other place to go, there is always a quiet place of rest near to the heart of this Great Deliverer. When there is no one else to speak to, the Lord is out there who loves to hear your fumbling words and trembling voice. You have the freedom to go to Him any time and you need no appointment to speak to Him. His availability for you is to be availed by you for your comfort, encouragement and strength. In Him, you are secure and safe. No force in this universe can penetrate the firewall of security He has erected around you because He is that wall Himself. He will never leave you nor forsake you, and will never allow you to go as orphan. He has compassion on you and will hold you close to Himself where you can find the best hiding place. Remember, His presence gives you a safe place to hide for physical, emotional, social and spiritual security. When you have such a great hiding place, there is no need for you to go around and be tossed about, without a resting place.

Matthew 11:28 - Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Thought for Today
Your hiding place is safe, secure and unchanging, and guarantees full protection forever.

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