You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. Psalm 119:114 (NKJV)
Where do you turn to when you have a problem? Be honest. When you have a financial need, do you quickly look at your bank statement or investments? When you are stressed, do you look for distractions. When trouble comes your way, and it always does, do you look to your resources to find a way to fix the problem? We all do. But, is that what God wants?
When we turn to our resources instead of turning to God we are being prideful. When we look at ourselves and think “I can’t get out of this” or “I can get out of this”; that is pride at work.
It is in times of trouble that we need to seek that special hiding place where trouble cannot find us. We need to have a shield that we can hide behind that will protect us from imminent danger. That hiding place and that shield is God and His word. That is where we need to turn to first.
Read, study, meditate on His word to find wisdom and guidance. Pray for God’s hand in your distress. Put your hope in His word and not on your own abilities, resources or skills to get you out of trouble. We need to hide behind God’s power and seek His help.