My Hiding Place


I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2

David was a king and a man of war yet, for long he had to flee and hide in caves! Why? He who could bring down a giant with a tiny stone, and he who had a mighty network of wellwishers, could he not have easily defeated those who came against him? Of course, he could. Yet, David relied not on the security that came from what the world had to offer him, but he relied on Him who could always guarantee a victory, and could forever be counted on. 

Many of us need to learn this principle today. We often find our security in the comfort of our family or a job that promises a paycheck. We hide behind the filters of social media, rely on our appearance, and take great care of people’s opinions about us. Truth be told, all of these things continue to leave us insecure. We can temporarily gulp down our sorrows with alcohol and find relief in the comforting arms of a lover. But they still fail to fill the void of the heart. No job title or salary eases the worries of the future. We continue despising our appearance and easily take offense from the words and actions of our family and friends. Though globally connected, the generation today is lonelier than ever. 

Only those who abide in the secret place of the Most High can break free of the insecurity that grips us today. Only those who understand their identity in Christ find true contentment and joy. They are the ones, who amidst the storm can boldly declare, “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust”. 

Remember, wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Which path will you choose today?  

As you meditate today, invite the Holy Spirit to reveal the things in which you find your security. The idols which you have made your refuge and fortress and surrender them to God; repenting and confessing that from today, God alone will be your refuge and fortress – your hiding place. 

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