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Today's Verse

For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. — Psalm 32:7 NLT

Devotion

There's a place you can go to when you need to hide out. Hide out from what? It could be anything. It could be your enemies. It could be your failures. It could be the consequences of your own sin. The point is, when you need to find a hiding place there's one available. David said, "The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble." (Psalm 9:9) The Lord God is the hiding place. Whenever you need to, you can hide out in the presence of the Lord.

When you enter the hiding place, you feel a sense of relief. "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty." (Psalm 91:1). Outside of the hiding place there is fear and anxiety, but inside there is peace and tranquility. Outside you are defenseless against all the trouble that is coming after you, but inside there is protection from every bit of it. "For he will conceal me when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock." (Psalm 27:5) When you're in the hiding place trouble looks for you in vain.

You don't need to be quiet in the hiding place. It's because music and song will surround you. After all, you're not the only one in there. Lots of people seek and find the hiding place. When they see that you've made it there as well, they'll join in with the angels and sing songs of victory, songs of praise and worship. You, too, will start singing. You'll start singing a song of praise to the Lord God. The Lord Himself will put it inside of you. You won't be able to hold it in. (Psalm 40:1-3)

When you find the hiding place, you'll become a different person. Instead of the anxious soul that was kicked around by trouble after trouble, you'll become a joyful dancer. "You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy." (Psalm 30:11)

If you're in trouble today, then start heading for the hiding place. Start heading there and let the music, singing and dancing begin! (Psalm 32:11)