Psalm 32:7 (NIV) 7 You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
Who has something they fear? Something they’re afraid of? I really don’t believe I’m by myself. I had a dentist appointment once…and just for your information – fear is not a word I would use to describe how I felt about going – paranoia fits the description better. I don’t like the feeling but I can’t explain it or do much about it. I called my sister to have her say a prayer for me and she told me that when I walked in the door of the dentist’s office I should just hold onto the hand of Jesus and He would help me get through it. I laughingly told her that I wasn’t only going to hold His hand but crawl up and hang on to His neck, just like a small scared child. To make a long story short…as I was sitting in the chair at the office, when I felt panic starting to set in I would close my eyes and picture myself held in Christ’s arms. Me just holding on to Him. I can honestly say that it worked. I wasn’t the most comfortable being there, but I didn’t panic.
He is our protection from all things. He will surround us with His peace, His joy, His comfort if we let Him. Our hiding place should be none other than the One who has been there before us, Jesus. No matter the storms in our lives – no matter what we’re going through, all we have to do is hold on to Jesus. It may not be very comfortable going through the struggle…but panic will not be there because we have a strong-arm to hold on to and to be held in…JESUS! He will never leave us or forsake us. That’s a promise!
My prayer is that I never forget that I am in the arms of my Savior…that I always remember in times of a storm, I don’t have to panic because Jesus is on my side…that my life is a witness to others of the wonderful strength and peace of my Lord, Jesus Christ. How about you?