“God, please help her not to run,” I prayed to God concerning someone I felt compelled to pray briefly for early one morning. “Except into your arms,” I added to my simple prayer. I trusted God would answer.
I knew the woman was at high risk of running from a certain situation in which case she would be going against the will of God. She needed to remain if she were to be in obedience to the Lord.
Why do I share this with you? Because of what I had felt strongly compelled to add to my prayer. And how it may apply to you and me.
We may at times in our lives when we face various trials be tempted to run at high speed away from certain circumstances, relationships, situations, etc. God has clearly called us into. But instead of running from God’s will for us, we should run TO THE LORD to pray, to pour out our hearts to Him, and for the love, strength, comfort, mercy, grace, forgiveness, hope, joy, peace, wisdom, fellowship, friendship, refreshing, renewal, restoration, healing, rest, etc. we need in order to be steadfast and faithful and to remain in His will.
In the Lord Jesus Christ, through Him, and for Him, we can find all we need to humbly, lovingly, reverently obey the Lord in all things. Let us not run away from that to which and to whom the Lord calls us. Let us run to Him for all we need to love and serve Him with all our hearts as we learn to live in obedience to Him now and forevermore, hallelujah! Amen!
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” 2 Peter 1:3
Oh, Lord God, for all who read this and for myself, please, dear Father, help us not run when you want us to stay. Help us not run from your will for us. Help us not run from people, places, and things when you want us to remain. Help us, almighty God, to run to you. And may you give us all we need to be in your will, glorious God, now and forevermore, AMEN!
“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” Colossians 1:9-12