Run to God

Where do you go when you are troubled?  All of us turn somewhere when we are feeling overwhelmed, run down, confused, hurting, or otherwise fed up with life. Some of us turn to food, immersing ourselves in a favorite TV show, a favorite hobby,  or a host of other things.  Some run to alcohol, pornography, sex, or other destructive behaviors. Others might seek out the company of a particular friend or go to a particular place.  All of us go somewhere when we are troubled. Where do you go?

The Word of God tells us where we are to go when we are troubled…

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1, NKJV)

God is our refuge and strength, but we have to chose to allow Him to be that for us. We have to run to Him when we are troubled. The truth is that everything in us will pull against that – our emotions, thoughts, etc.  Our sinful flesh wants us to turn anywhere other than the One who can truly help and satisfy. This fact is why we must fight through our feelings and run to God our refuge even when in ourselves we desperately want to run somewhere else.  The truth is that if we are not running to God, then we are running away from Him.  Run to God when you are troubled because He alone gives peace…

Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;” (Psalm 46:2, NKJV)

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