You are My Hiding Place
For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory (deliverance).
Psalms 32:7 NLT
David faced many trials and suffering during his life. Even as King he endured such pain. His sin with Bathsheba and had Uriah her husband killed on the front line of the battlefield to cover up his sin of getting Bathsheba pregnant (2 Samuel Ch.11-12).
David acknowledges his sin and confesses to God to make it right( Psalm 51).
Even in the midst of heartache and pain David learned to seek his heavenly Father. The Bible says, “David was a man after God’s own heart”. He knew where to go and hide to find solace in his deepest needs and darkest hours.
We all face dark hours at times in our lives. We become hopeless and despondent. We become ashamed to face or admit them and even try to bury the deepest and darkest sins in our life. Then our conscience reminds us of the guilt and shamefull act. What did I just get myself into? Maybe the sin is not adultery or fornication or leading a person to have killed. Perhaps you betrayed a friend or coworker with lies, rumors, gossip, slander.
In our world ,we see a ‘self righteous attitude’ how others find excuses or blame others, because they got caught red handed. Or the, “Liar. Liar, pants on fire”!
King David humbled himself and dealt with his sin. He truly found the ultimate joy of forgiveness and the Lord put a new song of deliverance back in his heart.
See Psalm 32:
Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.
Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time, that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment. For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.
Psalms 32:1-7 NLT
My friend there is no place to dark for God to forgiv. Like King David God wants to “restore the joy of your salvation” and put a new song of deliverance and victory back in your heart. You can find this rest and peace as you find your hiding place in God in Jesus precious name.
Have a great day and a week of victory!