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Monday, February 24, 2014


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THE LORD, OUR 'HIDING PLACE'                 ©2014  Carol Castagna

     The Lord tells us in Psalm 32:7 that He is our hiding place.  The Psalmist, David, says, "You are  my hiding place.  You shall preserve me from trouble.  You shall surround me with songs of deliverance"...Psalm 32:8:  I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go.  I will guide you with My eye.  Psalm 32: 10:  Mercy shall surround the one who trusts in the Lord.

     What is a hiding place?  A hiding place is a place of refuge, a place where harm cannot enter.  Psalm 9: 9 and 10:  The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble,          a refuge for those who ask.  He is always with us, waiting for us to approach Him.  He waits with opened arms to embrace us and give us rest from the weary day's occurrences. When we move in His direction, He sees our steps, our desire to believe and our sincerity of heart.   And those who know Your name will put their trust in You...for You, Lord have not forsaken those who seek You.

     What a comfort!  What great joy!  What hope we have in Him who loves us!  He will be our Hiding place ~ with songs in the background, 'songs of deliverance' for those who move toward Him in prayer, for those who know His name.


        Prayer:  Again, we come before You, Lord, in our humble way, realizing that You are mighty         to protect us and to shield us from harm.  We praise You for Your love and mercy toward             us, for the peace You give, that passes all understanding ~ and all You ask is for us to step         forward into Your presence, to come before You in prayer, to say, 'Yes, Lord, You are great         and I am Your child:  thank You for drawing me to Yourself.'  We love You, Lord and we                 Thank You for Your great power and for Your loving-kindness.      In Jesus' name, Amen.

Bible verses are found in the N.K.J.V.