Have you ever wanted to simply break free, run away and escape your troubles?
Maybe you were feeling exhausted from an overwhelming to-do list, drained by everyone in your house always needing something from you, or just plain stuck in a bad situation that you cannot escape. Sometimes relational conflict makes life hard to walk through and we wish we could skip the next 24 hours, where we have to see the person who has hurt us.
When we give our fears, hurts, burdens and needs to God, God will sustain us in ways we could never imagine. And though the trial may not change even one single bit – we will find that our hearts are lighter and our courage to face the day is stronger.
I find myself not being where I thought or hoped I’d be in terms of my growth spiritually and emotionally. I’ve fallen short. And I find that to be disheartening and disappointing.
But luckily, I have this refueling motivation to keep pushing forward even in reality of that disappointment. A reminder of who God is, who I am, and how He uses me. Because we all fall short sometimes. Romans 3:23 says “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” The laziness in me sees that verse sometimes and thinks, well if we all fall short, what’s the point in trying?
I love what Galatians 6:9 says “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” When we persevere, when we don’t give up God blesses us. The process of not giving up shapes us. We often learn new things, and we always grow in the thick of the challenges we face.
More Bible verses about running away from problems every Christian Should Know:
Jonah 2:1-10 ESV
Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me. Then I said, ‘I am driven away from your sight; yet I shall again look upon your holy temple.’ The waters closed in over me to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head.
Romans 8:35-39 ESV
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Jonah 3:1-10 ESV
Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey in breadth. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.
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