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Hiding places are universally understood to be places of safety and refuge. God is a place of refuge and safety. Scripture vividly paints this portrait of the Father being our Ultimate Hiding Place. But let’s see HOW He is our place of safety AND what God tells us to Hide within ourselves.
At the same time, what is hidden can also be something which needs to be found and revealed.
PSALM 119:11 [MEV] Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You.
PSALM 32:7 [CJB] You are my hiding place; You keep me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.
[TPT] Lord, you are my secret hiding place, protecting me from these troubles, surrounding me with songs of gladness!
PSALM 32:8-9 [TPT] I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide.
PSALM 32:10 [TPT] But when you trust in the Lord for forgiveness, his wrap-around love will surround you.
PSALM 32:5 [TPT] Then I finally admitted to you all my sins, refusing to hide them any longer. I said, “My life-giving God, I will openly acknowledge my evil actions.” And you forgave me! All at once the guilt of my sin washed away and all my pain disappeared!