What do you do when life hurts? What can you do when it hurts to lay down. When it hurts to walk. When it hurts to stand. When it hurts to sit. Most people run. They try to run away from it and escape. All of us have our methods and forms of escapism. Some methods and forms are destructive. Such as drugs, alcohol and gambling addictions. Others are addicted to fighting. And other forms of escapism push us towards isolation.
But, the best solution is to run. It’s not to walk. It’s not to crawl. But it is to run as fast as you can. Yes, indeed we can learn from the movie statement, Run,Forest, Run! But we are to neither run away from our pain. Nor do we have to embrace our pain. Instead we are to run to the tower. The tower of the Lord is a strong tower. We are to run to our Lord. To enter into his being and to taste the Lord and know he is good. And in the midst of running to him, he embraces us with his wide open arms, wraps them around us and whispers deep into our souls, soothing our hurts, the words how much he loves us.
My friends, no matter what is happening for you today, whether life is good, bad or indifferent, I encourage you to spend some time with the Lord and tell him about it. Talk to him about your fears, your pain, your turmoils. Talk to him about what is good, what is bad. Talk to him about your life and those around you. And despite what ever it is you are going through, the peace of God that transcends all things, will cover you, fill you and flow through you.