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Hidden in God
May 19, 2022 by Nancy Ruegg
Play hide-and-seek with a two-year-old and chances are when it’s your turn to do the seeking, you won’t be looking for long. Their understanding of true concealment is limited.
Some people play hide-and-seek in life. They’re looking for places to hide from such situations as financial ruin, hurtful relationships, and danger. But their understanding of true concealment is limited.
They may build up a hefty bank account, move from one relationship to another when the first difficulty arises, and purchase every means of protection against physical harm.
But these hiding places still leave a person exposed. Not all problems can be solved with money. Shallow relationships don’t satisfy in the long term, and physical protection can fail.
Just as our granddaughter in the first picture needed something bigger to cover her, we need something bigger than bank accounts, a few casual friends, and state-of-the-art alarm systems to cover us.
In addition, we face a number of monumental problems in America that leave all of us greatly exposed: rising drug addiction, increased violent crime, failing schools, the demise of Judeo-Christian values, inflation, supply chain failures, the national debt, and more.
There is only one place where we’re completely hidden and protected: in God himself.
Not that we’re shielded from every difficulty in this life. God hasn’t promised to prevent all trouble. But he is the One who can provide complete coverage no matter what we face, including the security of eternal life and blessings in the midst of trouble.
When God is our Hiding Place, he makes available to us his:
When tumult rages,
We have in him a strong citadel of calm.
–Herman Lockyer (1)
The very act of breathing in his presence [is] balm.
Jan Karon (2)
Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him
and expect help from Him, He will never fail you.
- Truth, including his unfailing promises
The roots of stability come from being grounded in God’s Word.
God has given no pledge that he will not redeem
And encouraged no hope that he will not fulfill.
Rest assured, my friends, once we’ve placed our faith in Jesus Christ, we are completely covered—hidden in God. He is our steadfast and reliable Rock of refuge (Psalm 31:3).
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I praise you, O God, for sheltering me in the Rock-cave of your refuge. I’m surrounded by your unfailing love and compassion, your all-sufficiency in all situations, and your empowering presence.
I also take refuge in the truth of your Word that affirms you will put all things right when the time is right. In the meantime, I nestle into the protective shadow of your wings.
(Psalm 32:10b; Psalm 116:5; Philippians 4:1; Psalm 23:4; Romans 8:28; Psalm 17:8b)
- Seasons of the Lord, 252.
- A Common Life, 116.
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