He is the Light. Walk in His Light & Follow Him (John 12:46 kjv)

                              Jesus, Our "Hiding Place"


In Him is found the very place where we can seek refuge ... a place where we can literally hide from all the storms of this life, the very storms which are set forth to do us harm. Yes, Christ,  our HIDING PLACE, is the very place of our protection, the very place which shelters us from every raging storm. Let's check out the Strong's Concordance on the meaning of "HIDING PLACE": 

Here's what I found:

Covering, secret place, hiding place, shelter and protection.

Now let's read Psalm 32:7, and see what is written regarding Jesus as our "HIDING PLACE" 

Thou [art] my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah  (Psalm 32:7 KJV).

I'm now going to look into some of the"keyword" meanings of this verse, and list them numerically:

1. I can run to Jesus (this ONE named "my" HIDING PLACE), when troubled all about, and find in Him, my place of shelter (cover, protection, covering).

2. In the above verse, "HIDING PLACE", means, "By Him, I am preserved". 

3. It is when in "trouble", as I hide in Christ, all of these great promises against such trouble becomes a reality in my life. But "what trouble" is this verse speaking of?  Let's gain some understanding, from the Strong's Concordance, regarding "trouble":


Enemy, adversary, affliction, foes, sorrow, distress, oppressor.

4. "Compass" means (there are many meanings to this word, however I'll apply just the meanings that refer to this particular verse): 

Surround, encircle, change, circle about, skirt, make a circuit, change direction.

Notice also, in the above verse, the words "songs of deliverance"?  Let's look into the meaning of these words:

5. Songs" and Deliverance: 

Songs means: 

ringing cry, shout, cry (of joy)

Deliverance means: 


So, here we find one small verse within the entire Bible, yet filled with such mighty words of promise. 

I'm now going to attempt to "paraphrase" all of what you've been reading, thus far:

Jesus is also our Watchman, and, Indeed, what a Watchman He is!  He watches over us, guards us, shelters us, protects us, and, oh, so much more.  Here's what I found regarding some of the meanings of "watchman":

A watchman, to watch, to keep, to guard from dangers, to observe, to be blockaded, to guard with fidelity and ... to be kept close. 

Such a powerful promise given, in protecting His own!  There are multitudes of Scripture verses of such promise.  Glory to our most Awesome God! 

I'm now going to attempt to "paraphrase" all of what you've been reading, thus far:

Lord Jesus, You are my Hiding Place. It is in You, and in You only, that I am protected. You are my Watchman. Yes Lord, Your promise to me is to watch over me, and to faithfully guard my life from danger, setting up even a blockade, against the very paths of such danger. It is by Your Holy Spirit, that I am kept near to Your heart ... yes, so very close. When trouble comes my way ... when the enemy strikes against me, bringing sorrow, distress, and/or oppression ... when he attempts to afflict me, You, surround me, yes ... You encircle me with Your cry of joy ... with Your shout of victory, and in so doing, You set before me a path for victorious change. Because of You, precious Jesus, before me, lies a new direction.  Before me lies a path of escape from my enemies.  Before me lies the very road to "victory", such victory found only in You ... my "HIDING PLACE"!  Hallelujah!

Lord Jesus, how we, Your followers, praise You.  We thank you, that, it is into Your arms we can run, hide and be kept safe. I personally thank You for being, unto each one of us, Your own, the promised "HIDING PLACE" from the dangers of our enemies, and from the raging storms of life.  Thank You for Your Word, which guides us through life, and promises us blessings beyond measure.  Thank You Lord, that You protect our lives, and that it is by Your Holy Spirit, we are kept so very close to Your heart. I so greatly love You Jesus, and will forever follow You ... Amen!

Be greatly blessed by the very hand of the Lord, as you daily walk with Him, resting in the assurance of His promises to you ... His promises to keep you safe, protected, covered and close to Him ... always. 

Blessings in His joy (which is our strength) ... Amen!