“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.