13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed/ That I would see the goodness of the Lord/ In the land of the living.
Let me rewrite this for myself – I lose heart when I forget that I can see the goodness of the Lord. I get so near-sighted and so focused on the here and now and on myself that I lose sight of GOD, His holiness and His call on my life.
But even when I forget, this is what He does for me…
5 For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
High on a rock- easy to defend, gives a tremendous perspective on things below. He will realign my thinking from a safe place, where not too many others can reach me. His tabernacle is symbolic of His presence. He won’t hide me and leave me, but He will hide with me, and then tell when it’s safe to come out. It’s a place He’s prepared for that purpose.