So hide all your beloved ones in the sheltered, secret place before your face. Overshadow them by your glory-presence. Keep them from these accusations, the brutal insults of evil men. Tuck them safely away in the tabernacle where you dwell. Psalm 31:20 TPT
Well doesn’t that sound nice? To be safely tucked away so that you’re inaccessible to the harmful threats and accusations hurled at you. Impossible! Or is it? People insulted Jesus. They spit on him and accused him of horrible things but it didn’t effect him. Why? Because He had found His place in the secret place of Gods presence. Do You know God like that?
You see my friend, that place is reserved for those who love Him and lay down their lives for His plans and purposes. As Paul so aptly put, “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!” Galatians 2:20 TPT
If you stay in this secret place of God, you remain stable, secure and sheltered. The life you once lived is a mere shadow in your past, a part of the journey as you walked toward God. You see everything happening around you but it doesn’t come near you. You’re protected. You know who you are and whose you are. You’ve surrendered your dreams and plans to His. You are no longer your own, but in every sense of the word, you are His.
You no longer have to stress out about why this happened or that happened because you’ve learned to rest in Him, to trust and heavily rely on Him as a child would their father. Perhaps that’s hard for you because you didn’t have a father like that. David didn’t either. His father was ashamed of him and hid him away to tend his sheep. When Samuel called Jesse to bring his sons, David was excluded.
But God knew exactly where he was. God had hidden David in obscurity so that he could know and have relationship with Him. To train him to hear His voice because God had need of him.
Remain hidden until God brings you out. His timing is perfect. It’s when the fruit is ripe that it’s the sweetest. God knows the exact moment when your life and what He’s placed in you will have the most meaning. Remember, it’s not about you, it’s about Him. He has brought you into His Kingdom for such a time as this.
My heart trusts in You, oh God of my salvation. You have not forgotten me, but rather have hid me till Your glory is revealed in the earth. I am a small piece of a larger plan than even I am aware of, so I wait on You. And while I wait, I rest in the knowledge that when You started this work in me, You saw the day it would be complete. It’s all for Your glory, Jesus. Amen