Shouts of Deliverance – Psalm 32:7

I few days ago on my Instagram, I talked about how my cat and I like hidey places. Cozy little nooks and crannies where we can settle in, relax and just be.

This scripture made me think of it.

You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 32:7 ESV

God is my hiding place. What does that mean to you?

I know for me I’ve come a long way. Before, I handled things on my own. I held on to my own stresses and fears. I claimed I could handle things myself. I didn’t need anyone’s help, let alone God’s. I am woman hear me roar!

But now, I realize that’s all a lie. I need Him like I need air to breathe. Not only do I need his protection–his hiding place–but he surrounds me with “shouts of deliverance.” He literally proclaims my freedom–my deliverance–from anything and everything that is and will come up against me. He’s got my back, or “my 6” as they say in those snazzy military movies.

Another version says it like this:

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalms 32:7 NIV (emphasis added)

Y’all know I like to sing! And, the fact that God sings over me just makes me feel all gooey inside. He rejoices over us too (Zephaniah 3:17) He’s just so dang proud of us he sings, dances and rejoices in our presence. He just wants to be with us.

He just wants to be with you.

A passage I found in a Bible commentary says, “‘Songs of deliver-ante’ are such songs as men sing when they have been delivered from peril.”

This blows me away. Why? Because, in the scripture, we aren’t the ones singing.

He wants to hide you, protect you and have a relationship with you.

Say this with me out loud:

God wants to hide me, protect me and have a relationship with me. He is my hiding place.

How did that make your feel? Please tell me about it below.

How did it make me feel?

Relieved.

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