When Tempted to Escape

  • March 13, 2018
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You know, there's hardly a soul who doesn't wrestle with the overwhelming urge to flee ...

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. You know, there's hardly a soul who doesn't wrestle with the overwhelming urge to flee the other way when faced with suffering. Even Christians search for an escape. We escape into daydreams or sleep or food… We escape into pain meds, or television… a few even escape into suicide. And that sometimes includes Christians who know God well. But friend, remember, only the Lord is the answer to your deepest longings and most pressing needs when you are facing suffering. He is there; He is with you when you are hurting. Like the psalmist says, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there also." Friend, if you are tempted to escape, remember: God is right there is no way you will ever escape His love. Something to remember when hard times hit.

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