“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 ask yourself these questions? Have you thought about what you could have done better? Have you asked yourself 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, and 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. You’re running away from the law, the lies, the addiction, the drama, and you don’t know where or who to turn to. It feels like you’re running towards a dead-end street with no one to rescue you. You feel as if no one can hear you crying for help. It’s just you and your thoughts. No one is around for you to share them.


“How can it be?” “Why can’t I ever catch a break?” “Why must it be a constant marathon to find peace?” “Will there ever be a 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, he ran from his older brothers, who envied him. Then he ran from King Saul, and finally, he ran from his son, who was trying to kill him. David’s life was like this marathon. He was running, running, running, and when he thought he would find peace, a notice came that made him flee from his little comfort. 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. Bathsheba was King David’s soldier’s wife. Not to mention, King David plotted to have his soldier killed because she was with child. Unfortunately, this situation caused him to suffer a lot.

Although God forgave King David, he sadly had to pay the price, which was high. Yet, his Sincerity led him to find mercy and grace in God’s eyes.

The Point: 

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

King David said, 

“Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part, You will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” (Psalm 51:6-7)

You will only stop running when you are sincere and truthful before God. You must 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 have refuge.


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