My Hideaway



Oh, this fortress that I’ve built.

Has served its purpose for a while.
But its very foundation
Is growing weaker by the mile.
Once a mansion so majestic,
This fortress housed my frightened soul.
But the years of wear are showing through,
Its walls are crumbling and old.

But I’ve found a shelter,
I’ve found a dwelling place.
In Jesus I have a home,
Safe in His embrace.
And of all the walls I’ve built
I have this to say,
“Let the old walls come crashing down.”
‘Cause God is my hideaway.

The rooftop is in shambles.
All that’s standing is a shell.
I’ve been exposed to elements
That have rained on me from hell.
But now I am moving on,
To a place that is far from here.
And as I close the gate and walk away
I do no longer fear.

‘Cause I found a shelter,
I’ve found a dwelling place.
In Jesus I have a home
Safe in His embrace.
And of all the walls I’ve built
I have this to say,
“Let the old walls come crashing down.”
‘Cause God is my hideaway.

Well, I’ve found my shelter
I’ve found my dwelling place,
I’ve found my shelter
I’ve found my dwelling place.

Copyright 1995 Becki Hedrick – Music & Lyric – All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

MY HIDEAWAY

My Hideaway speaks to the self-protective walls I placed around my heart as I’d been wounded or disappointed in life or by people. It speaks of a fortress that had grown walls so thick and wide and tall that I began losing myself behind them. I was so afraid to get hurt that I used things like distance and surface and guardedness and isolation in an effort to escape from life’s harm.

But Jesus entered the picture and I let down my guard enough to allow Him in the door. And as He came in, He started saying things like He was my refuge and my fortress and my place of safety. He began to show me that my walls were really a prison to me. And I found that trying to maintain those walls took a great deal of effort, and I wasn’t keeping up with them so well. I was falling apart. If I would let Him pull the walls down, He would shelter and hide me from what would cause me harm and would give me the tools that would help me to stay under His protective shelter…His words of grace, forgiveness, peace and love. So, I gave Him the keys to the place and He began the demolition process, allowing me the freedom to walk outside of myself into the enormity of His Kingdom. I am not afraid anymore! He is my Hideaway.