"You are my hiding place and my shield; I put my hope in your word." (NCV)
What is God saying?
God promises to protect us, so we have to trust His promises.
What is God saying to us today?
In our modern world we look for a variety of things to protect us - having a lot of money in the bank, having a firearm in the closet, having good insurance. We hope that when we are in danger, when we have an emergency, these things will be there for us to protect us from a job loss, an intruder, a costly medical diagnosis. Yet, God offers protection on a much higher level. Of course it's important to have medical insurance, as God's followers still need to see doctors, but we shouldn't rely on the things of this world for our ultimate, much less eternal, protection.
What is God inviting us to do?
Where does God rank on your list of sources of protection? God invites us to place out hope in the promises He has made to us in Scripture, because He has guaranteed that He will be our Ultimate Protector.