No matter where you go, you can never escape God.
He is there.
Psalm 139 is still with me today, reminding me that even if I go as far as the east is from the west, He is always present.
If I were to go to the deepest depths of the ocean, or I flew to the highest of heights, I could not escape His Presence.
When I try to hide, as Adam & Eve did in the garden, He calls out…. asking where I am. Not because He doesn’t know, but because He is trying to get me to acknowledge I am hiding.
Hiding from myself leads to trying to his, futile as it may be, from God.
There is only one exception that allows for hiding as a good thing, and that is when danger is imminent….
We all need a safe place to hide from the enemy.
God is that safe place, shelter, refuge.
We can hide in Him, knowing He will keep me even keeled when the waves are rocking my boat.
He keeps my heart full of His love when it is wounded & brokenhearted.
He keeps me peaceful when pain and loss threaten to well up and spill out for all to see.
He keeps His word, never leaving me despite the Judas’ kisses I have been given.
He reminds me who I really am,who He says I am, when the lies of the enemy resonate loudly in the battle.
He is my hiding place.
I made a decision not to hide any longer from God.
Since He knows me so well, down to every hair & tear, and can see my life from all directions & times (past, present, future, eternal), it really is a waste of time trying to hide from Him.
Its time to hide myself in Him, again…
Claim your spot next to His Presence, in His arms, close to His heart:
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 32:7 NIV