“You are my HIDING PLACE; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.”
David had been deceived. He thought he could hide his sin. But guilt consumed him. Listen to his words: “When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’; and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; …You are my HIDING PLACE; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.” On occasion, we might be like David and think we can hide our sin from God. But the truth is, we can’t. He sees us and even knows our thoughts. Yet, even while in our sin, He invites us to a place of forgiveness – Himself. Today, we can turn from trying to hide our sin and confess as David did, “You are my HIDING PLACE; You preserve me from trouble.” We can experience “songs of deliverance.”
Lord, how sweet to know You as our HIDING PLACE; who preserves us from trouble and surrounds us with songs of deliverance. We praise You.