Hiding and Hope

In my life, I’ve always felt safe.  Why?  I’ve always had a loving and protective earthly daddy. Growing up, I had a brother and lots of boy cousins.  They were extremely protective over me, especially when I started dating.  Then I got married and David, my husband, became more protective than all the others combined (well maybe not more than my dad).  He’s teaching my son to be the same way.  I’ve been so blessed to be surrounded by feelings of  love, protection, and security my whole life.  Because of this, I have an  easy time accepting God’s love and protectiveness.  With Him, I am most secure, because He’s Lord over all, exactly like it’s described in Psalm 46.

Maybe you can totally relate to what I’m saying, because your life has been as charmed in this way as mine.  OR, maybe you can’t relate at all.  Maybe you didn’t have an earthly father in your life or had a strained relationship with him.  Maybe you didn’t have those protective brothers or cousins, or all of these were present but extremely unhealthy.  Perhaps there was some abuse in your life by someone you trusted.   Satan can use any and all of these to try to make it difficult for you to trust or run to God.  Don’t let him do that.  Let God be your security.  You can rest in Him.  He IS trustworthy.  Even when He chooses to allow things to happen in our lives that we don’t like or we disagree with, we can rest in knowing He’s working it all out for our good.  This is especially true when we love Him and trust Him with all that we are. “God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in time of trouble.  Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”  Psalm 46:1-2 You see, your world might feel like it’s falling “into the heart of the sea,” but God is bigger than your circumstances.  He wants to be your “refuge and strength.”   Your life may have been, or may presently be, filled with insecurity and unsafe places.  Hide in Him.   Let Jesus Christ, God of the universe be your shelter.  Run to Him.  He says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations.  I will be exalted in the earth.”  Psalm 46:10 

Not only will He be your protection, but He can also heal your hurts.  There may be pain in your life.  It could be the result of a death of someone you love, a difficult marriage, some type of abuse, and/or guilt from bad choices.  No matter the source of your pain, Jesus can heal it all!  He came to “bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1  If you are captive to any or all of those things, let Jesus release you from captivity. Pray for it.  Believe when you pray. He’s faithful, and He will do it.  Let Him be your everything; your love, shelter, peace, security, and healing. 

Let this be your heart’s song,  “I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love;  for you are my fortress, my refuge, in times of trouble.  Oh my Strength, I sing praise to You; You oh God are my fortress, my loving God.”  Psalm 59:16-17  This reminds me of another song, as most things do. 

Hope Now (Addison Road/Addison Hope)

If everything comes down to love, then just what am I afraid of?  When I call out your Name, something inside awakes in my soul.  How quickly I forget I’m Yours.  I’m not my own.  I’ve been carried by you all my life. 

Everything rides on hope now.  Everything rides on faith somehow.  And when the world has broken me down, Your love sets me free.

When my life is like a storm, rising waters all I want is the shore.  You say I’ll be ok and make it through the rain.  You are my shelter from the storm.

Everything rides on hope now.  Everything rides on faith somehow.  And when the world has broken me down, Your love sets me free.

I’m not my own I’ve been carried by You all my life.

Everything rides on hope now.  Everything rides on faith somehow.  And when the world has broken me down, Your love sets me free.

 

 

One thought on “Hiding and Hope

  1. Wonderful words of hope! Thanks for sharing how God shelters and protects us! “A shelter and shade from the heat of the day,” Isaiah 4:6. Love you!
    Marianne

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