You are my hiding place - You fill my heart with songs of deliverance - whenever I am afraid - I will trust in You - Psalm 32

Comforting Bible Verses for Each of You in the Sandwich Generation: “You Are My Hiding Place”

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Have you ever had one of those Sandwich Generation moments where everything seems to fall apart at once. You are caring for elderly parents and at least one has a major illness like Parkinson's Disease or Alzheimer's dementia symptoms. The grandkids all come down with the chicken pox – at the same time. Your adult child's car dies. And your car sounds like it's on its last legs. Or another scenario that's totally different and yet quite similar. No – I'm not going through all that right now, but I have at various and sundry times, and as you well know, it just is NOT easy! 

There are plenty of moments in our Sandwich Generation lives when the issues we juggle become so overwhelming we just want to hide! And sometimes, a crisis occurs that, in and of itself, is enough to make us want to sit down and cry – or scream – or hide! I am so grateful for the wonderfully comforting Bible verses that speak to those very moments.  

Today I have two encouraging Bible verses to remind us that anytime we need or want to, we CAN hide – in our Lord! David did a lot of hiding from his enemies. He had plenty of opportunities to learn about God's protection and provision in the darkest of situations! And we can be truly blessed when we follow his wonderful example of fixing our eyes on Jesus, surrounding our thoughts with the Word of God, and soaking our hearts and minds in uplifting praise and worship hymn songs and music. As he tells us in the book of Psalms:

You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance….

He who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.

Psalm 32:7, 10b

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom is a wonderful encouragement for the Sandwich Generation family

You are my hiding place and my shield ;

I wait for Your word.

Psalms 119:114 NAS


One of my favorite authors and a major hero for me was, and still is, Corrie Ten Boom. She is dancing in heaven with Jesus right now, but while she was here on earth she experienced, first-hand, the horrors of a Nazi prison camp because she and her family chose to obey God by helping to protect Jews from the Nazis. When she was finally released, she was the only one of her family who survived the atrocities of that horrible regime. She wrote many excellent books full of Christian encouragement, starting with her biography, The Hiding Place.

Corrie Ten Boom and her books never fail to encourage me and nudge me to surrender all my problems and all my situations to God, Who was her hiding place and Who is our hiding place! 

Joni Eareckson Tada, another hero of mine, wrote in the introduction to the latest edition of this wonderful book, "It is for every person whose soul is threadbare and frazzled, and for every individual who must walk into the jaws of his or her own suffering…If God's grace could sustain Corrie in that concentration camp, then His grace is sufficient for you. With His help, you can survive. And, Corrie would say, you will!"

As I was re-reading the uplifting Bible verses for today, I was reminded of one of my favorite praise and worship hymn songs from a church I attended many years ago. Not all of the music from those days has been recorded, but I was thrilled to discover two versions of this particular one to encourage you as well.

You Are My Hiding Place was recorded by Selah on Timeless: The Selah Collection and it's a lovely duet full of texture. If you're more in the mood for a traditional version, complete with choir, you'll love the arrangement by Kent Henry from his album, Glorify Thy Name. And you can enjoy both in this Smilebox eCard – just click on PLAY. (You'll love the butterfly!) 

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These lovely praise and worship hymn songs are delightful at any time, but they are especially encouraging when you are deep in the throes of the Sandwich Generation crisis mode! A wonderful way to soak yourself in the comfort of the Word of God while caring for your elderly parents and your grandkids! 

 

For more comforting and encouraging Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation, be sure to visit Spiritual Sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Comments

  1. Dear Kaye,
    Oh, those verses are beautiful and especially when you explained at what times they are so necessary…I will mark them in my Bible this morning.
    And that is also amazing that if God was sufficient for that woman during the concentration camps, then He surely is sufficient for us today…that is a powerful concept!!!
    Have a blessed Sunday–and thank you so much for your prayers for my husband …I pray that he will continue to be on the mend.
    Love & hugs,
    Cindy

  2. P.S. The video is so pretty…and I love hydrangeas and that butterfly is amazing!!!!

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    • sue
    • September 19, 2010

    Beautiful encouraging thoughts. Corrie Ten Boom was such a blessing to me; many years ago, when I bought her book The Hiding Place I could not put it down until I had completely read it. I try to listen to Joni every day on her radio program, Thank you for giving these two great examples of how they handled adversity.
    Blessings,
    Sue

    • Whidbey Woman
    • September 19, 2010

    Such a wonderful, comforting post. Corrie Ten Boom and Joni Eareckson Tada are great role models for us. They faced tremendous trials but knew where their strength came from!
    Thanks for stopping by my blogs today. As always, it is a joy to coverse with you. Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Hi Whidbey Woman, So nice to see you and HOORAY again at the great news about your husband AND Cindy’s husband. God is GOOD!!! Have a blessed week!

  7. Hi Cindy, Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you also liked the cool butterfly – it is so intriguing! ๐Ÿ™‚ And such GREAT news about your husband AND Whidbey Woman’s husband! God is working awesome on the internet and in each of our homes. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hi Sue, You’re very welcome. I love to share both of those great missionaries and their ministries! They are wonderful for our grandkids to use for school projects as well – a delightful way to share God’s power and truth for a history project, health project, and so many other ways. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Renee
    • September 19, 2010

    This verse really resonated with me. I often need to rest and “hide” from the world with my illness. A place to rest, restore, heal…in His loving arms.. We all need that at times..
    God bless.

    • Cassiopeia
    • September 19, 2010

    Hi Kaye!
    Thank you for the comforting scriptures.

    I am in a unique sandwich generation: my husband is 15 years older than I am and is recovering from 2 heart attacks in the past couple of years; my mother is 5 years older than my husband and has pulmonary heart disease; I have three 20-something kids of my own; my cousin whose parents died in a car accident several years ago has adopted me into her family so I’m practicing to be a grandmother on her 3 princesses.

    Lots of opportunity for joy, worry and prayer!

  9. Amen, Renee. Amen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hi Cassiopeia, Boy do I know that feeling! Have a blessed week and stay “well hidden” in the Lord ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Thank you for this encouraging post. And for the beautiful video. This is wonderful advice even for those of us who are not in the sandwich generation.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

  12. Hi Charlotte, Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a blessed week!

  13. I love this song b/c He really is my hiding place. And I’ve read everything Corrie Ten Boone has written. Have a great week ok. Stay strong in Him.

  14. I just love your Smileboxes. Blessings ~

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