A misunderstanding, an offense, spoken harsh words and suddenly someone’s anger rises to an unexpected level. A knife is grabbed and held high; a scream…then silence. The knife is thrown on the ground and the person runs, runs, runs until he cannot run any longer and he kneels down praying, “Lord what came over me? Please take this temper away! Help me Lord!”
It may not be to this extent that anger, bitterness, envy or any other works of the flesh manifest, but it is a battle we all face at one time or another. When it does, we feel so unworthy. We find ourselves embarrassed over things we have said or done. Shame, guilt and grief overwhelm our souls. In those times we might not run to God quickly enough. Our flesh tries to hide from God but to no avail. It’s only in God that we can hide. He is our hiding place. He preserves us from trouble, even when that trouble is caused by our flesh. It’s not always the devil who is opposing us. Our flesh constantly wars against the spirit and can only be confronted in and by the Spirit.
When we cry out to God we find He is a very present help in trouble. We submit our weaknesses to Him and receive His strength. It’s supernatural and amazing how God touches and changes us. We are in Christ, our hiding place. There is comfort, protection and deliverance. Instead of the flesh taking over, God takes over, from glory to glory!
Psalms 32:7 “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.”