You Are My Hiding Place
You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
After praising God for forgiveness from sin (verses 1-5), David focuses on His deliverance. God can protect us from flash floods (verse 6), from troubles of men and from troubles of sin. The “hiding place” could be an allusion to the caves and mountain strongholds where David hid from Saul. It could also be a reference to the cities of refuge that God established for the protection of those who cause accidental death (Numbers 35:9-15).
The Bible contains a number of songs of deliverance, such as the song of Moses and the song of Miriam after the crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 15:1-18; 20-21). This passage can also be translated as “glad cries of deliverance” (New Revised Standard Version).
For more about God’s power, see the section on “Who Is God?”