Seize the Moment – Day 1163

God is My Hiding Place!

Psalm 57


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, May 24.


Did you have a go-to hiding place growing up? Maybe you used it when you were scared or when you were playing a game of hide and seek. The classic places to hide are the closet, under the bed, or in some hidden nook. Psalm 57 takes us into the mountains with David “when he fled from Saul in the cave,” as described by the title. In verses 5-6, David expressed what it felt like to be hiding in a cave:


My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows and their tongue a sharp sword. Be exalted above the heavens, O God; let Your glory be above all the earth. They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they dug a pit before me; they themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.


David was hiding in a dark and obscure location, far away from Saul and the prying eyes of his spies, but he knew there was no where he could hide for long. So, David petitioned God in verse 1, “Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by.” Where do you go when you are scared, or when you are overwhelmed by life and don’t want anyone to find you?


Seize the moment and pray Psalm 57, meditating upon God as your hiding place, the One you seek when you need help in times of need – “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you” (Matthew 5:6).


God bless you!


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