Sometimes, we all want to hide. I'm sure you can think of many occasions in life where you need to hide or seek shelter. Severe weather, attacks, war, or sometimes just being fearful. Most of the time we have a set place to hide for each situation.
REFUGE - a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.
Living in a sinful world, we encounter pursuit, danger, or trouble on a daily basis. The only place to truly seek refuge and find peace is in Gods hands. The almighty hands of Jesus Christ and nobody else. Often, we we encounter these times in our lives, we withdraw from God and possibly even remove ourselves from going to church. We want to "get it together" before we go back because we don't want to pretend to be happy. The truth is, God did not establish his church for us to "get it together" on our own. God established his church for us to use it as a place of refuge from anything and everything this world can throw at us. But, how many times to we fail and only run to God when we feel we have it together?
New International Version
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
New Living Translation
You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.
English Standard Version
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
New American Standard Bible
You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.
King James Bible
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
International Standard Version
You are my fortress and shield; I hope in your word.
American King James Version
You are my hiding place and my shield: I hope in your word.
American Standard Version
Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
We have the best hiding place that could ever exist. The hands and word of Jesus Christ. So, wherever you stand today... Worry, fear, stress, overwhelmed, regret, unhappiness, lack of true joy... GO HIDE. But hide in Him. Hide in his word. Hide in HIs Church. Hide with His people. Don't wait to "get it together". Gods Church and His word is meant for the BROKEN, not the perfect.
So, as we're all broken and fall short... GO HIDE!