Who Should I Run To?
Psalm 31 : 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness. 2 Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
Think of this scenario, You just got home and got to some peace and quiet. Then you decide to make your favorite meal in the whole world. You get all your ingredients out, you got your music playing and you are in a groovy mood. Then you get your cutting board out, and all the veggies you need to cut and then BAM! You cut your finger severely. What would you do? Would you go across the street to your neighbor? Would you call your parents? Or would you go to the hospital? I'm assuming that most would run to a hospital out of one hundred percent confidence that the doctor would be their refuge. Now, Imagine that you are spiritually severely cut. Your relationships are falling apart, you seem to be sinning or even falling into habitual sin, or you may even feel like you are just at a very low point in your relationship with christ, where you may not even feel his presence, what do you do? Do you run to a friend, counselor or even a pastor or do you run to Christ? I'm not saying there is anything wrong with going to a friend, counselor or even a pastor, but the very first person you should run to is Christ. You should run to God out of one hundred percent confidence that you will find refuge and strength in him. God will help you out of any and every circumstance, no matter how big or small. Psalms 34: 4 and 5 says, " I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame." Not only should we run to him first, but we also should wait patiently for a response. This is the hard part. Most of the times, we pray to God desiring for him to respond immediately or on our timing, and when he doesn't, we seek our answers from those around us or try to figure it out on our own. But, from what we see in scripture, God's timing is not our timing. He knows what we need, before we even know we need it ourselves. Psalms 27: 14 " Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" Isaiah 40: 31 " But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." How perfect is God's timing! Perfect! My challenge for you this week, seek God in everything that you do, then wait for his perfect timing.
God, thank you for your perfect timing. Thank you for loving us despite the fact that we sometimes put others before you. Allow us to remember that you are sovereign and that you direct our paths, not ourselves. We love you Lord.
In jesus name,