“Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble;” (Ps. 32:7)
If anyone knew a thing or two about forgiveness it was David, because if anyone knew a thing or two about sinning, it was also David. You see, David was not only one of the greatest saints in the Bible, he was also one of the greatest sinners in the Bible, too!
When you think about the fact that among David’s many sins, two of them were adultery and murder, it’s almost hard to believe this is the same man about whom God said that he was a man after His own heart! (Acts 13:22)
David didn’t write about the blessing of being forgiven because he was perfect, but because he knew what it was like to rebel against God and to feel the sting of conviction in his spirit day and night. David also knew what it was like to finally confess his sin to God and feel the sweet relief that only God’s forgiveness can bring. That is why he started off the chapter with (v.1) “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
After his confession and forgiveness, he says, “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble;” A hiding place is for the protection of a person. In other words, confession and forgiveness preserves one from trouble that unconfessed sin would bring.
Examine yourself this morning. Have you lost fellowship with God? Is there any unconfessed sin that could be bringing trouble into your life? If so, confess your sin. Run to God, Who is our hiding place, and rest in the peace that only God’s forgiveness can bring.