When life is good and I am able to make good healthy choices, I rejoice with God in this, and believe He saying “Well done!” However when my, life is a mess or I make a mistake, I tend to not go to God with it. I run. I tend to be like Adam and Eve, who hid away from God, or Cain who left the presence of God to settle elsewhere (Genesis 3:9-10, 4:16). Why do we do this? Why do we run? When we know God we never leave us not forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
God does not run away from us.
He is not embarrassed of us and we do not get demoted to be separated from Him because we made a few mistakes of some dumb choices. Yet how many times do we run away from God.
It’s like I can’t feel you and my life is a mess, where are you? Unfortunately, we condemn ourselves or feel guilty. (I felt unworthy as a child as God hated me). But, when we step out of the word and fellowship with Him. We isolate ourselves and run away from the one who wants nothing more than to embrace us and say, “It’s going to be okay, I love you, I am here, I’m not gone anywhere. If we look at the life of Moses,who murdered an Egyptian, God still sought him out and worked through him-a murderer. (Exodus 3:4). God found Moses, even when he was not seeking him. We have to remember the God will leave the 99 to bo looking for the 1 who is in trouble. He is after all the good shepherd. (John 10:11-12). God does not see our outward appearance (as man sees us). He sees our hearts. And if our hearts condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and He knows all things.
There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). I have to remember this daily. Because the negativity of the world tends to enter my thoughts, instead of the positivity of God.
Jesus wants to remove that ‘thing’ that keeps dragging us down, and He wants to give you peace instead.
Some of think “Nah, God has my back. Okay . We run away, because we get overwhelmed by the trials and afflictions. Yet the Word reminds us. Many are the afflictions of the righteous. But the Lord delivers us out of them all.
We need to remember that our carnal nature, and at our sin, rather than looking at our spirit and our righteousness.
We I was growing in Christ. I remember reading in Joel 2:25, “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten – the great locust and the the young locusts, the other locusts and the locust swarm.”
As I read this for the first time I have to say I was in doubt, “How can the Lord do this, it is impossible. After I began to heal, I began to realize He restored everything I had lost. And so much more.
We all tend to run away when we feel guilt or our life is in disarray. God knows this. But try trusting in Him. He won’t let you down.