Meeting God in the Secret Places

Sometime in February:

Yes, I know I should get up and get ready for work but I am glued to the bed. The house is quiet. The cat isn’t meowing. The hubs is snoring ever so lightly.

Here in the quiet, I am meeting with my Savior. Tears form into puddles as I pray He comforts a friend who is losing her mom. They speak my remorse for past decisions and wisdom to make better decisions today. Wordless groans are offered up to Heaven because the mother that I want to be and the mother that I am are sometimes two very different people.

Fears over new beginnings and endings and somewhere-in-betweenings.


In the quiet is where we meet.

Fast-forward to today:

It’s lunch time and I’ve stolen away from the hustle and bustle to quiet my spirit.

It’s just me, an empty ball field, and these two guys. Yes, these two wasps hovering in my car with me.

Have you ever noticed how many encounters with God were in the quiet? Away from the hustle, bustle, and noise?

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, and after performing miracles.
When he chose the 12 disciples.
In times of grief.
Moses in the mountains when the 10 commandments were written, and in fact many times when he entered the tabernacle.
King David, and Elijah both stole away to spend time with God.
Having quiet moments with God are both healing and necessary. And in this quiet? That’s where we enter the secret places.

Psalm 27:5 says, “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.”

That doesn’t mean we’re heading into God’s actual tent. It means his space. We’re heading into a secret, personal space with God. And we can’t do that as we multitasking the rest of our lives, smart phones in one hand, laptop in the other, stirring supper as you scroll, only half listening to whatever child needs you at the moment. Coming to a secret place is not just location, but a spirit.

Moses was allowed to see God from where? A secret place in the cleft of the rock when he was all alone. Even the very first secret place, The Garden of Eden. But in all of these places, it wasn’t just that they went to a geographical location. They prepared their hearts and quieted their spirits in anticipation of meeting with the Lord. 
Our hearts today are no different. We need the presence of the Lord in secret places. Not just locations, but the secret places of our hearts.

If you’re struggling, or wandering, or just need to get back to center, ask yourself how long it’s been since you entered into God’s secret place. I know He’s ready to meet you there.

Do you have a secret place where you go to meet God in the quiet? I can’t wait to hear where it is!
Cheering for you,



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