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9th February 2023

The Beauty & Blessing of Place

Jesus has promised us a special place in the Father’s house (John 14:1-3) & we are invited to the secret place (Matthew 6:6).
A place of prayer resting quietly & attentively in the presence of God. A place of sanctuary & solitude, intimacy & illumination.
God is both our provider & our protector & this is reflected in another place of beauty & blessing He has for us.
Today I want us to think about God being our HIDING Place.

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah Psalm 32:7

For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:5

David & other writers of the Psalms knew that the Lord was their hiding place & shield (Psalm 119:114).
In times of trouble & distress David repeatedly looked to the Lord to cover & hide him.
His expectation was for the Lord to lift him above all his tribulations.
David was waiting for the Lord to lift him up & set his feet high upon a sure & solid foundation.
This came through trust in the Lord as God’s light & perspective brought breakthrough after breakthrough.
For David the Lord did it again & again. He can & will do it for us too.
Wonderfully the Lord sings over us too. Powerful songs of deliverance – SELAH.

Our wonderful heavenly Father hides us in His pavilion. He invites us to reside in His tabernacle.
To dwell where he dwells in a royal tent of residence. Hallelujah!!!
Again it is a secret place where communion with the Lord brings rescue & deliverance.
The powerful protection that comes from a relationship of utter trust & reliance.
A loving Father standing over & protecting a beloved child.
Who wouldn’t want to hide in that beautiful & blessed place?

Our life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3). In that secret place is sanctuary, safety & security.
We are invited to reside in the Hiding Place DAILY. To hide ourselves in God our strength & shield.
That invitation is an open one & we are ever welcome in the tabernacle that is our stronghold in God.
Are you running to, resting in & repeatedly retuning to the SECRET HIDING Place that is our God?

For Reflection

  • In what ways is the Lord lifting me on high above my troubles & tribulations?
  • What songs of deliverance am I hearing & receiving right now?
  • Meditate upon the Lord our God who is our hiding place.

A song related to this theme:


Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You are my hiding place & that You set me upon high,
And surround me with songs of deliverance.
Jesus thank that you are my Rock, My sure & certain foundation.
Holy Spirit keep me looking unto the Lord in all circumstances,
So that He might lift me & set me upon the rock that is Christ.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.

Written by Gareth Jones

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