Do you feel as if you are running for your life? When did things get so bad? How come I never said no? Why did I allow myself to fall so deep? What happened along the way? Do you ever find yourself asking these questions?

Thinking about what you could have done better, when did things become so complicated? You gave space to one thing, and that one thing was the cause of your downfall. Every time you try to find happiness, you can’t catch a break.

There comes a moment of peace, and you can breathe again. Then things go south, and once again, you find yourself running away from what seems to be a never-ending circle; you run and run and run.

You see a moment of refuge, yet again you can “breathe.” It almost feels surreal, finally a moment of rest.

When you least expect it, you are running for your life again. Running away from the law, the lies, the addiction, and the drama, you don’t know where or who to turn to. It feels like you’re running to a dead-end street with no one to rescue you, no one to hear you crying for help. It’s just you and your thoughts, and it’s like no one is there for you to share them.

How can it be? Why can’t you ever catch a break? Why does it have to be a constant marathon to find peace? Will there ever be calm to this storm?

You do your best to find the silver lining and convince yourself that things will get better; it must. Of course, you deserve it. You’re not the same person you were some years ago; you’re a changed man/woman. Let me tell you a story about a man named David. He became a king, and many of you know him as King David. He spent his life running, first from his older brothers who envied him, to King Saul, to his son who was trying to kill him. David’s life was like this marathon, running, running, running, and when he thought he would find peace, a notice came that made him flee from the little comfort he had.

He lived the life of a fugitive, running from here to there to seek refuge. Maybe you who read this can relate; you are seeking to find shelter, and it is never found. One of the most extensive consequences King David had to pay for was his infidelity with Bathsheba, his soldier’s wife, not to mention plotting to have his soldier killed because she was with a child, and this caused him to suffer a lot.

Although forgiven by God, King David paid the price, which was a high one. But his Sincerity led him to find mercy and grace in God’s eyes.

The Point Is This:

Your Sincerity will lead you to find mercy in God’s eyes and find true refuge.

“Sincerity and truth are what you require; fill my mind with your wisdom. Remove my sin, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” (Psalm 51:6-7)

You will only stop running when you are sincere and truthful before Him, seek His wisdom, and let Him fill your mind with knowledge. When you place God in your life, no longer will you have to be a fugitive; on the contrary, you will seek refuge.


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