We all need someone to run to, don’t we?

And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest; yes, I would wander far away; I would lodge in the wilderness;
I would hurry to find a shelter from the raging wind and tempest.”
Psalm 56:6-8

Wow, David could really write! He had such a way with words. I can particularly relate to these verses. How often I also want to flee from strife and find peace in isolation. So many times have I prayed a similar prayer asking God to give me wings like a dove to fly away from my circumstances.

Can you relate?

Can I tell you where God has shown me true peace comes from? It is in the strength He gives us in the circumstances we so desperately want to flee. May our prayers turn to those of strength in the circumstance instead of only being for the freedom from the circumstance.

Are there situations we need to flee from? Yes. Oddly enough, it is those situations that we find ourselves scared to leave and need strength to run to freedom. Even still, it is not to escape the circumstances. The storm of the situation is still brewing even if we are ignoring it and pushing it away. The circumstances of the situation are still there and need to be dealt with. Emotions need to be processed and healing needs to occur. Running from them won’t make that go away.

Are there times we need to be alone with God? Yes. This is not isolation but getting into God’s presence. This isn’t running and hiding from the circumstance but bringing it to God to cast our burdens on Him so that we may be sustained through them.

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you;” Psalm 55:22

Peace is not found running away from circumstances or trying to ignore them but only in running to God and bringing them to Him.

We all need someone to run to, don’t we?

Good news…we all have Someone. His name is Jesus. Can I tell you more about Him and what He has done to heal my soul? Can I tell you how He can do the same for you?

“But I call to God,
And the LORD will save me.
Evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan,
And He hears my voice.
He redeems my soul in safety
From the battle that I wage,”
Psalm 55:16-18