The Secret Place

“You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
From the plots of man;
You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion

From the strife of tongues.”  Psalms 31:20

We each have this secret place available to us.

Lord, thank You for the safety you provide for us in Your presence.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

A Pavilion of Peace

source – co.douglas.or.us

We are hidden
in Your presence
from the plans
of men

where only
You matter
and not the harmful
words of them.

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32 Comments

  1. There are times when i seek that secret place. Other times not so seeking. but i also know I HAVE to have it. Thanks Deb for the reminder.

  2. What a blessing to know that, as His children< we are safely hidden in HIs hands. Lord bless.

  3. Amen, my friend. Thank God for God.

  4. These are wonderful words of healing hope! Nothing heals the sting of unkind words than to be in the presence of the Living Word! I just prayed last night with one of my kids who is under attack by someone at (of all places) youth group…
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  5. “…You shall hide them in the secret place…”

    In “God’s Smuggler,” Brother Andrew writes about the time he crossed the border into a communist nation and had Bibles on the floor of his car. The guards checked his whole car for illegal contraband, like Bibles, and they never saw the Bibles. Why? God hid them in the secret place of His presence, away from the plans of men.

    GREAT poem.

  6. I love this one very much, Sis Deb–so beautiful and true. God bless you abundantly today–love, sis Caddo

  7. i loved this. hidden by God against others………..

  8. It is wonderful to be safely hidden in plain sight. He is awesome!

  9. Deb…your blog is so colorful and crisp and beautiful! I really love the one about a secret pavilion of peace, away from the plots and strife. *Great blessings here*, especially today:) *Thank you.*

  10. I have to have it too, Pastor Bill! God bless you as you find yourself in His presence today!

  11. Thank you for that encouragement and blessing, Pastor Rob, that sureness of knowing where we are . ..in His hands! God bless you!

  12. 🙂 Amening your amen, poet friend , and thankful for God too! God bless you and keep you!

  13. Thank you for the way you put this, Wendy . .. that being in His presence HEALS us from the sting of unkind words. Praying with you for the protection and peace of Jesus for your sweet one. It seems even more hurtful when it takes place within the church.
    God bless you and shelter you in His presence today!

  14. Ooohhh, I like it when you share stories, Mr. Larry, so thank you for this Brother Andrew one! What an excellent example of God hiding something in His presence away from the plans of men.
    God bless you and hide you too, as He shares His own plans with you.

  15. God bless you , too, dear Sis Caddo Delight, and hide you in His presence from all that would seek to destroy your peace tonight! love and prayers!!

  16. God bless you, Terry, and hide you too, from the words of others that aren’t meant to build up, but tear down.

  17. That’s right, Patricia! Great insight and comment, that we are hidden right where we are, by our awesome God! God bless you and Teddy Cat’s new blogging adventure!

  18. We all need a secret place to go! So thankful with you that He provides such a place for us! God bless you, Brook, and all the good plans He has for you!

  19. Thank you, Debbie! It is an early opportunity for my child to learn how to react with grace and wisdom…

  20. thank you and hugs to you my friend

  21. Hallelujah – and that secret place is not just a place for us to visit… The Lord calls us to dwell (live, hang out, inhabit) in His secret place of safety. So comforting, and your words, as always, minister as He speaks to us through your “simple poetry.”

  22. Such a beautiful post Deb – don’t know what I would have done these past few years without being able to hide in His presence. Hope you’re having a lovely week x

  23. Love you and your comment Cheryl, that His secret place is a place for us to dwell!! 🙂 Excellent! God bless you and yours as you live, hang out and inhabit His presence today!

  24. You’re right Aimee . .. that is my favorite place to be too, the place I have to be! God bless you and yours as you stay in His secret place. love and prayers for you a good week too! You are so sweet!

  25. thank you , it’s very nice…

  26. I am so thankful for this comforting truth in your post.

    Love,
    Theresa

  27. God bless you, sweet flora, as He keeps you in His presence and peace today!

  28. So thankful for YOU, wonderful woman of the Word, and the comfort you bring us as you write and minister. God bless you! love you too!

  29. I love that secret, quiet, and encouraging place with Almighty God!
    God Bless You, Deb!

  30. It’s just the bestest, isn’t it? 🙂 God bless you too, Lady Dei, and keep you safe with Him!

  31. The ‘secret place’ that the frenzied world yearns for but isn’t willing to accept . . . oh that we could reach them with the Good News and they would come to know the Prince of Peace and the safety and refuge found only in Him!

    What an amazing God!

  32. You said is so well, Mentor Angela. That was what I was thinking too, is that the secret place really isn’t a secret. It’s for everyone, if they will come to Him. God bless you as you dwell within His presence each day!


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