7 You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.
The author of this psalm recognizes God as his hiding place, a haven of comfort and protection. What a joy to know that we have a place to rest from the weariness of our journey. But even as we hide in him and find strength, we know that we cannot hide from him.
God knows our hearts and thoughts, he hears our words, and he sees every action. If you’ve ever played hide-and-seek with a young child, then you know that they often think you can’t see them, even when their arm or leg is sticking out from behind a tree. We are much like that with God; we may think he can’t see us even though we are never totally hidden from his eyes. As you seek God’s protection, reveal yourself to him so that he can surround you with comfort and deliverance.