I Run To You
I Run To You
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10 (ESV)
Lord, when we are afraid, may we not turn to counterfeit or convenient comforts but instead run immediately and directly to You.
His sister had been within easy reach, but I was the one able to provide true solace and eliminate the source of his fear.
When I am afraid, I often do what Arliss did. I reach and flail for whatever is closest and promises the quickest relief. Will knowledge assuage my fears? I grasp a Google search. Will comfort bring me peace? I try another cup of coffee. How about order and calm? I cling to control. The endless, immediate options tempt and mesmerize, but none of them can ultimately heal my frightened soul or challenge the fear at its source.
All the while, my heavenly Father waits patiently for me to run to Him. He is the Shelter, Protector, Comforter, Savior, and Strong Tower who conquered fear once and for all.
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