Meditation #1. Where do you run?
Where do you run when you need help? Do you call your husband and pour your heart out to him? Do you ask your Mom or Dad to listen? Or maybe you prefer to be alone in your room, where you can log onto Facebook, post your problems on your wall — and see if your friends may have the answers you need?
A few years ago, I was faced with a situation where I needed help. I did all of the above. I asked everyone except God. Usually, I go to God first. But this time my problem seemed so overwhelming that I instinctively ran to the physical things that I could touch or see with my natural senses.
Then, was faced with the possibility I was infertile, my first course of action was to have as many opinions(doctors) as possible to tell me what was wrong, why couldn't i have children. I was angry with God when I lost two babies, angry that he wasn't going to allow this to be easy for me. Yet when I when I became pregnant with my son, I fell to my knees knowing the only one I could rely on was Him.
Yes, it’s fine to go to the people around us who love us, but first we must run by faith to God. People come and go. People are not always there. Even our family as much as they may love us are not always around.
“... the LORD will take care of me. Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a smooth path” (Psalm 27:10-11, KJV).
“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24).
We need a constant Source of help, a place we can run where our Comforter never turns away and our Guide never departs. We need a Helper who can always be found, one whose love is steady and whose forgiveness is strong. We need God.
We need God for life itself. We need Him on the days when we are popular and we need Him on the days when all of our friends are gone. We need God during nights that are filled with frustration and tears, and we need Him on nights that are filled with laughter.
James 4:8 encourages, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (NKJV).
Have a great Monday everyone, and remember to pray through your challenges, talk to God about what is burdening you today. Much Love to you all.