Who Are You Running to?

The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.

Habakkuk 3:19 NLT


There is a certain authority that the Word of God carries that has the power to give assurance. An assurance that whatever He has said He will do because God is not a man that He should lie (See Numbers 23:19). His Word provides grounding and stability because God is consistent. He never changes (James 1:17). His character is trustworthy. I have seen and experienced it. The problem that arises with us is impatience. Pastor Steven Furtick once said, "Faith is patience with the mystery of God." I wonder how many of us stop believing in God's Word because we get tired of the waiting process. How many of us feel the need to run to someone else: a friend, parent, pastor or whoever else we may trust because they are more tangible and are able to give you feedback in that very moment. I admit, I have found myself doing that. God gives me a Word that I know is true and factual, but I get tired of waiting on Him because He seems to be taking too long and I end up running for immediate answers from other people. Not only does this grieve God's heart but it also places your destiny in the hands of man which is the most dangerous thing we could ever do. When we run to other people, what we are really doing is saying, "God I don't think you're handling this the right way so I am going to give this to someone who seems to have the answers." I get it. It's hard trusting in God. It's hard living in the unknown where you don't have tangible and immediate feedback. Having faith in God is saying, "God, I acknowledge your Sovereignty in my life and because I know you are good and all-knowing, I will choose to trust You." Something amazing always happens when we pursue God. It touches Him deeply.

Through constant renewal of our minds in His Word daily, we will become confident. We go through life with revelation of God's power and because every step we take is ordered by Him, we will always be surefooted. Friends, God is for us, not against us (Romans 8:31). He will never harm us. Let us be weary of making life decisions through our own imagination and little knowledge but choose to trust in the One who truly holds our lives in His hands. That is when we will walk upon heights. Trust is a choice. Who will you run to?

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