In the secret place of Your presence You hide them from the plots of men; You keep them secretly in Your pavilion from the strife of tongues.
One of the ways that the enemy attacks us is through other people talking about us, judging us, or criticizing us. But when we spend time with the Lord in prayer and in His Word, we are in the secret place of God’s presence.
The secret place is a place of peace and security, a place where we can give Him our cares and trust Him to take care of us. When we spend time in God’s presence, He becomes our protection, our stability, our place of refuge. He becomes the source of our help, not only when others want to hurt us and speak evil against us, but in every situation and circumstance.
Dedicate a portion of time daily for this purpose. Try not to be legalistic about it, but try to be as regular with it as you can. During that time, read the Bible and any other Christian books that minister to you. Talk to God. Sometimes you may want to listen to Christian music and worship; other times you may just want to sit there and enjoy the silence. If you do, you will begin to sense and know the presence of the Lord.
Lord, I ask You to draw me into the secret place of Your presence and be my refuge. Protect me from the enemy’s attacks in all that I do. Amen.