There’s many people I know who strayed away from Christ after either a bad break up, death in the family, sickness in the body etc. the list goes on….. What confuses me is the fact that after they’ve strayed away their life gets worse as oppose to better. When you remove yourself away from something or someone and your life change for the better then nine times out of ten you’ve done the right thing. On the other hand, having Christ in our lives doesn’t mean that everything will go according to the way that “WE” planned it but his word says (NEW LIVING TRANSLATION) Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Which means that although our current status in life, condition, or overall life doesn’t FEEL GOOD…but he causes everything to work out FOR OUR GOOD. Have you or someone you know ever run away from home because they didn’t like their parents rules, something they did, or felt like their life wasn’t going right because it was ALL THEIR FAULT?! I have when I was younger, and trust me when I say that running away was comfort for me because, it allowed me to RUN AWAY from my issues instead of facing them head on. I ran only to find out that the WORLD that I thought I was ready for was only waiting to suck me in and bring reality to me that I wasn’t ready for what I THOUGHT I WAS READY FOR.
However, over the course of time things in my life started to get worse and my problems only increased. Once, I was tired of going in circles and running away–I threw in the towel. I was tired of fighting, tired of running, tired of thinking that my problems would go away because, I only pushed them to the back burner. I was ready to COME HOME!!!! My parents opened their doors to me and was happy to accept me back. No it wasn’t easy, and yes the same issues that I once ran from, I now had to face them again and talk about it with my parents. Same thing with CHRIST, when times get tough in our lives and we run from him…. HE NEVER LEAVES US!!! When we finally COME HOME, he’s waiting at the same spot we left him-BY OUR SIDE!!!!!
Reverse the cycle and instead of running from him, blaming him for the reason your life is a mess–Run towards him and allow him to clean up with the mess you got yourself into in the first place. We are so conditioned to run, or block things out as if we’re escaping our troubles when we run–Truth is: We only Increase them because the same ones you run from are the same ones you’ll have to face again one day!!!! (New living Translation) Romans 8:38 “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love”
He still loves us even when we turn our back on him!!! You don’t have to run any more, you can be FREE, you can be HEALED OF ALL HURT, and PAIN!!! When hard times hit, it’s in those moments where we should seek God even the more for understanding and guidance. We have all fall short of God’s grace in one way or another–He’s still waiting. You can COME HOME today!!!!!
TO THOSE WHO ARE READY TO COME HOME PRAY THIS PRAYER: Father God, I now understand that running was an easy way to escape my issues. I understand that the path you have for me isn’t the same as everyone else. Therefore, I can’t do what everyone else do. Please forgive me for all my sins, and remove anything in or around me that’s not like you. I’m ready to be free in you, I’m ready to fulfill the destiny that you have for me. I’m ready to come home. Amen.