“Ready or not, here I come!” With these words my stomach dropped, my heart pumped faster, and I tried to steady my breath.

I was hiding—hiding in my secret place, and for a moment I was invisible. At times I would peek out from my hiding spot, and I could see my seeker wandering the yard in pursuit of me. If I just stayed in my hiding place, I would not be discovered.

As a child, hide-n-seek was one of my favorite games. The challenge was in finding a good hiding spot, the thrill of hiding, and the curiosity if I would be found. Now that I’ve “grown up,” I find myself sometimes playing hide-n-seek with life. Storms rip through, questions seep in, doubts flood over, and it’s at these time I covet Psalm 91:1: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Every moment of life is challenging; at times it’s confusing, and it can even be lonely. But I have a sweet comfort in my relationship with my Savior. He desires time with me so much that He created a special place—a secret place that’s just for me. It’s a place of peace and serenity, a place to rest in Him. This place has become my favorite place, my sanctuary where I hide in Him.

We can never really know what a new day will bring but when storms rip, questions seep, and doubts flood, I won’t be concerned. I am dwelling in His safety. I’m in my secret hiding place.


is the website producer for MyHopeRadio.com. She likes conspiracy theories and junior mints. This article was originally published in Reflections Magazine UPCI.

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