Hiding Place

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.
Psalm 119:114, NKJV

When Christians speak of a hiding place, it frequently brings to mind the familiar Corrie ten Boom biography describing a secret room where her Christian family sheltered Jews during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. Three thousand years earlier, David took refuge from his assailants in the Cave of Adullam on a hill southwest of Jerusalem.

There will be times in our journey through life when we need a refuge from our enemies, a shelter from our storms, or a sanctuary from our problems. Our desire to get away is more of a temporary reprieve than a permanent detachment. We need to renew our strength and restore our hope. David teaches us that in troubling times, there are no GPS coordinates for the haven we so desperately crave. God is our hiding place. Let us run to Him for protection.