2017-05-08 - Hiding Out
Aaron acted without thinking. Jonah was a double-crosser. Delilah had no conscience and was money hungry. Saul got what was coming to him. All these Biblical people disappointed the Lord. They made a wrong choice, and it had major repercussions on them and others.
We may not have done as wicked deeds as these figures, but we are just like them, in that we have all hurt God in one way or another. No human is immune.
Deep down, we don’t want to let God down, but we may forget to thank or acknowledge Him, or we may neglect Him consciously or unconsciously. A lot of us want to escape from our mistakes or past regrets. Instead, we can find solace and comfort in the Lord. God welcomes us to hide out with Him.
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:7-9)
The Lord is safe. He is the source of wisdom and peace we are desperately seeking.
God, Thank You for being on my side. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.