This is an hymn that I have not heard for a long time. It is taken from Psalm 32 which reads

1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.
4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah

5 I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

6 For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
7 You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
9 Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.
11 Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 32 actually reminded me alot about mercies that a Christian ought to receive. Lately, due to the many stress that I have encountered, I have been feeling very close to what David mentioned in
“For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer ”

There are many times I wish God would just direct me to his will, and make choices that are obvious to follow.. But alot of times, God chose to be silent. And he seems to be watching and he wanted to know what I would do if I have the free choice.

There are times when I pray, and God answered, but I was too distressed to notice.. until finally God asked in a loving voice “What else would you want me to do? Haven’t I granted your petition long ago?”

Slowly, I realised, maybe it is because I was starting to be afraid, of difficulties, and of many problems that has bugged me in my life.. that I got too frightened to listen to what God wanted to tell me…. For a while, I was too absorbed into my own problems, that I forgot the comfort God gave by offering to be our hiding place… Let me trust in Gods deliverance once again.. at the same time, lets recount the many blessings that God have given to us… and let the weak say.. that I am strong with the strength of the Lord

Title: You are my hiding place
By: Selah

You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart
With songs of deliverance
Whenever I am afraid
I will trust in You

I will trust in You
Let the weak say
I am strong
In the strength of the Lord

You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart
With songs of deliverance
Whenever I am afraid
I will trust in You

I will trust in You
Let the weak say I am strong
In the strength of the Lord
I will trust in You

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