“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Have you ever felt like you needed a place to hide, a place to rest and be protected from all the hurt and harm that has been surrounding you? I certainly have. I can recall nights in the past when I felt completely overwhelmed with hurt and shame and sadness, and even in those places when I have felt so under attack, I’ve encountered the beautiful covering and protection of the Lord, like a shield or covering over me.
I’m so grateful that even in the middle of some of our darkest nights, we can know the beauty and comfort of the Lord’s strong love for us. We can trust that He will surround us with songs of deliverance. I wrote a song about all of this with my dear friend Jillian Edwards, so I’ll close this post with a lyric from that song.
“When trouble haunted me,
I heard You sing songs of deliverance.
Exposed and left ashamed,
You took me in, hid me in Your strong hands.
So when the siren sounds, I’ll look to You.
I know You’ll come around.
And when these waters rise,
I’ll call to You, I know You’ll hear my cries.
And there in my weakest hour,
You offered grace.
You gave me love unfailing.
So in my heart I’ll raise a banner high, to remember how You saved me.”