Devotion of the Day

No Place to Hide?

Thou art my hiding place.
Psalm 32:7.

Your life is hid with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:3.

A little girl, distressed over world conditions, wrote to a magazine editor for advice. He replied, “Let the reader grit her wisdom teeth. There is no hiding place.”

It is a sad commentary on our vaunted civilization that, for all our education, science, invention, and boasted progress, we are looking for a hole in the ground in which to hide from our own devices. The theme of books and articles by, of all people, scientists is, “No Place To Hide.”

But there is a hiding place. Not in a “refuge of lies” (Isa. 28:15, 17) such as we devise rather than face God. “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him?” (Jer. 23:24). Not in rocks and mountains (Rev. 6:15-17). God is our refuge. The only way to hide from His Presence is in His Presence.

In the secret of His Presence
How my soul delights to hide.
He is the Haven of Rest, the Shelter in Time of Storm.

Jesus Lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly.

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee
We need a refuge from the pride of man and the strife of tongues, and we may find both in the secret of His Presence (Ps. 31:20). There is a Hiding Place!

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