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My Hiding Place…

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The following is an article I posted 2 years ago this monthI was still trying to make sense out of a situation that still makes no sense 2 years later – and at that time I was still thinking that it would.  Instead – 2 years later I now know that time isn’t always an accurate measurement of understanding – nor is it a rite of passage.  It is simply a journey we all must take – and what we do with the lessons along the way determines our joy or sorrow for the future.  If you are like me and have had setbacks in your life – or things happen that you did not fully understand – have ever questioned God or felt like you didn’t deserve things that transpired at the hand of another – then you will know what I felt like when I wrote this article.  My prayer is that it will bless and encourage your heart today. 
Have you ever felt like you needed a “Hiding Place”? 
What event in your past changed the way you look at life now?
 Habakkuk 3:19
The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.”
 
When I read the above scripture – I was moved.  I am a musician and have the heart and soul of an artist.  I am also told I am a “sanguine” deep and emotional – and while I can be the life of the party, I prefer being alone or being with a close friend – am very sentimental and easily wounded and sensitive.   I have always understood that I view the world a little differently than others do.  I am an “audio” learner – and even more – my friend John recently corrected me – I am a “kinesthetic” learner – which means I not only hear the music – but I get inside of it and breathe it in – and wrap it around me like a blanket and it becomes a part of me.
So the psalms and other scriptures about music and musicians really speak to me.  David was also a musician and I love the poetic way in which he writes – and many of the psalms were set to music back then – and even today we are still doing this.  There is something about the “artist” who is able to put the right spin on words to express and communicate a thought and paint a beautiful picture.  David really felt what he wrote and expressed – was deeply hurt, moved and lived life to the fullest.  I can appreciate his take on his journey through good and bad times – how he cried out to God and how sometimes he was just lost and didn’t know if God really heard – or cared.  I believe that even though he sometimes didn’t understand – he had a habit of going to God and pouring his heart out.  He knew where his safe “hiding place” was – away from the world of betrayal and hurt – away from his enemies who tried to destroy him – away from the prying eyes of those who would later come to judge him for his sin.
I have found a safe place in God’s presence – it is a place where I go to regain my sanity amidst a world gone mad – friends who are not friends anymore – and those who would judge my heart without knowing my heart.  And I find new purpose and resolve after being in this “hiding place” of mine.  And I find that I can make it after all.
Below is a beautiful music video based on a favorite Psalm of mine.  Enjoy – and allow God’s sweet spirit to penetrate into your secret “hiding place”  Allow Him to be that for you today.  He is trustworthy and dependable.  He will keep you safe.
God Bless
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Comments on: "My Hiding Place…" (13)

  1. One of the things I love most about you is this quality; the ability to feel deeply and be moved – though sometimes for sure I have been baffled (I am so not like this, ha!). It has brought a wonderful balance to my life and has caused me to slow down and examine life more, to have some great discussions together (sometimes in the middle of the night!) on life and love.
    So keep on being who God created you to be…I love you!

  2. I was a music major (voice) before I switched to speech communication. I’ve always loved harmony and to tell a good story. I never thought before about how the two might go together, but I supposed it makes sense that at the heart of an artist is a communicator.

  3. Great message…:) I love your videos

  4. I dont think I’ve heard that song before…. thanks for sharing!

  5. I’m pretty emotional–not in a AAAUUUGGGHHH crazy kind of way. More deep and reflective than anything. It’s tough being like this sometimes, but it is how I was made and I am thankful.

    • I know exactly what you mean. I am deep and reflective too most of the time – but at times my female side gets in the way – and I’m VERY EMOTIONAL!!! UGH.

  6. First, “flabby arms Barbie”? Might be a big seller. Second I like my tank better – although the pink car would be cuter for you – my pink tank with the hearts as the tank treads – that shoots hearts at the enemy – I heart my tank.

    And me? Not a musician – I am “sanguine” though – deep – emotional. And between you and me – if not for my hiding place – my strength – our God – I might not be here today. Nice to know we share the same hiding place. God bless you Cindy!

  7. Found a good one recently like the one you put on here – “I Have a Shelter” by Sovereign Grace Music. Good stuff.

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