Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Hideout

One of my childhood homes was nestled at the edge of a range of some large rocky mountains. All I had to do was open the front door and walk about a 1/2 mile and I would be on the side of the mountain. There were several times that I found myself home alone, so my dog and I would make it a habit to take the trek up the mountain to a special tree where I would sit and overlook the valley. It felt like my special hideout. I had to trudge through a swampy area to get to my tree, and through some bushes, and then into an open area higher on the side of the mountain. The view was lovely, overlooking the valley. I could see my house, downtown, and all the surrounding neighbors. It felt safe there, because in my mind, I was convinced that nobody else knew about my tree or my spot, except my dog, and he had no intentions of telling.
I've been thinking a lot about safety lately. The need to be safe and what that feels like. Where do I feel safe and what makes me feel safe? Where is my safe spot? I feel safe at home and when I talk to God, He always brings me back to the truth that He is my HOME. If I have the desire to hideout, then it needs to be IN Him. He continually reminds me to run to Him, turn my focus back to Him as I walk the long road, listen to Him, He is my safety!
This morning he led me to Psalms 18, I've been in this chapter before. I like how God never tires of reminding me of who He is. His love for me is constant. In this chapter I read this:

"God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live
my rescuing knight
My God--the high crag where I  run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders,
safe in the granite hideout.
I sing to God, the praise Lofty,
and find myself safe and saved."

I need to know that He is the castle in which I live. I need to know that He is my boulder, in which I can run and hide behind, hard as granite. I need to know that I am safe and saved. I think God is amazing in the ways that He reminds me, He touches my heart everyday, sometimes many times a day, because He knows that is what I need. He knows I need to be reminded that He is my Home, my Safety, my Hideout, and so He does the reminding. Isn't that cool?
Say That Again, and Again, Jesus, because, I will continue to listen and praise your name. You are good and awesome all the time.


  1. This is a great reminder for me as well thank you for sharing your heart

  2. Beautifully said! It reminds me where my true safety is found - in Him!


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