Coffee for Your Heart- My Hiding Place

Eastern box turtle

My Hiding Place

 By Susie Teramura

 You are

My hiding place,

The place

I run to

When I am afraid,

And cannot see,

When things

Overwhelm me.


You are

My refuge,

And my rock,

My safe place,

My strong tower,

Where I can


Because I know

That you know best.


You are my tent,

My shelter from the

Scorching sun,

And drenching rain,

A place where

I can meet

With you again,



I find

That I am secure,

And held,

And known,

Your very own.


There is


I can do,

To make You

Love me more,


I can do,

To earn

A medal or

A gold star,

You say,

“I love you

As you are.”


You are the one

Who has made

My way sure,

Who has given me

Feet like a deer

To go the heights,

And see the view,

This is where

I can dance

Forever and be with You.


It’s in your arms

I have found my home


I will never, ever

Be alone,

For You

Really are

Protecting me,

My hiding place

For all eternity.


Psalm 32:7

You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance.


Psalm 119:114

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.



He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.


Psalm 61:4

I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.


Isaiah 4:6

It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.


Psalm 91:1

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

10 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- My Hiding Place

  1. As I read this poem, the song “You are my hiding place, You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance, Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you” –
    starts running through my mind – such a good beginning to the day —– thanks, Susette

  2. Susie,
    So thankful for the verses you point us to that show us how God is our hiding place — they are so comforting and safe! Many times I feel like a turtle, hiding in my shell because it’s too much effort to be vulnerable, but knowing that God is my true shelter, no matter what happens, is so reassuring. And even when we think we’re alone because we can’t feel God, he’s there, totally enveloping us in his love! Love the little turtle, too – he looks so sweet! Although I’ve been up close to a few of them and they aren’t so friendly looking! 🙂

    1. Me too Valerie- i’d like to have a shell like a turtle lots of times 🙂 Learning that He is our true shelter and the very best one- So kind and never changing in His love for us. We have lots of turtles where we live- Some are the big huge snapping turtle variety. They are NOT cute!- and look like they have been around since the dinosaurs -Ha haha! 🙂 sending hugs tonight!

  3. “My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth!”
    “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear . ..”

    So many scriptures have come to mind while reading your words. Thanks for this input at Coffee for your Heart.

    1. Hi Michele- 🙂 There are so many verses about God being a binding place and refuge! It was encouraging to me to see how many times He tells us this! I love the one you shared- Thank you-:) Blessings today! 🙂

  4. Visiting from linkup #dance with Jesus today – I am so glad I found your site. It is beautiful – such a peaceful spot you have created. I love your post today, I really think you should see how to submit it to an music artist as lyrics – it would make a beautiful song. Look forward to reading more of your heart!

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