Have you been concealed by God and the struggle with that has been real? Yes me too! For me it has been 8 years, I learned yesterday in my home group that for others it has been 2 years. No matter the length of time, if you once were revealed and now are being concealed the struggle with that is real. You who have been concealed know what I am talking about. The struggle of wondering what did I do wrong? When is this going to change? Is it is just time to settle into something for the sake of something? Are these dreams in my heart just me or did God put them there? Oh the questions we have struggled with in the secret place with God.
This morning I was praying Psalm 27 and the Lord showed me what the conceal was all about and I want to share it with you. Listen to verses 5-6 of Psalm 27 “For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.” He concealed us to protect us, not punish us. The concealing was the protection of a Father, who is our God. He knew what the enemy was doing, He knew what the enemy would do to us, so He concealed us in His Tabernacle.
The concealing was protection, preperation, and salvation for us. He hid us, He lifted us up above our enemies that were around us. The concealing was a promotion not a demotion. Now we offer praises with shouts of joy, because He concealed us in order to reveal us. The giants are falling, the enemy is being defeated, your prayers have been heard and are being answered. Now He is starting the revealing of those He has been concealing for it is safe to come out now, and what you learned in the concealing will be healing for the nations. What an awesome God we serve. He concealed and now He revealed the why He did it!
Psalm 27:13-14 “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.”