“You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7
God wants to be your hiding place. And the good news is that you can retreat to this hiding place wherever you are. In this day and time, trouble seems to surround us on every side. Yet, in the midst of seemingly overwhelming problems, God has promised to deliver us. David knew that the true Source of his security was in God. Wherever he was, David was confident that God would provide him with comfort and courage to withstand whatever trials or circumstances he faced. And it was not a temporary place to hide, but “an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
If you want God to be God of your trouble, then you must let Him be God in your heart. God honors those who honor Him. If you’re facing problems, don’t just start kicking and screaming and begging Him to save you from them. Honor Him by going to His Word and doing what He says to do. God offers us that same place of protection, that same shelter, and that same help as He did for David. As we trust in Him and come to Him with our troubles, God promises to be our safe hiding place as well.