When life gets hard, the first thing that I want to do is go to my bed, pull the covers over my head and escape from the world. I want to hide - from questions, from problems, from bank accounts and from life. When I do this, I find my mind often wanders to the "how comes" and "what ifs" of life. My worry grows like a baloon being inflated with helium, until it reaches near it's popping point.
Many times, I don't turn to God until I am so worn out from my troubles that all I have left to cling to is Him.
It is here where I can let go of my self-focus and open my eyes to see beyond my immediate circumstances. I see the one standing ready to embrace me. I see truth. I can find refuge in God's Word, which stands ready to speak right into our difficult circumstances. If only I turned to Him ealier.
We all have times where life crashes before our eyes. We all feel like we want to run and hide. We all have a Lord waiting to speak a fresh Word into our hearts.
Hear what the Lord has to say to you.