Who Can I Run To

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Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are Christ, the Son of the living God.”

John 6:67-69

When we think that we are between a rock and a hard place, to whom or what do we turn to? Who’s hearing about our joy, pain, and heart desires first? As a child, Humpty Dumpty was one of my favorite stories and I still find it useful today on my journey. I used to wonder why all of the King’s horses and all of the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. As I got older, I understood that it was not their jobs, but God’s. As it is written “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this Potter?”, says the Lord. “Look as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!’ So before we speak to people of all that which concerns us, our brokenness, our hurts and joys, we should bring it before God because He is our Potter.

My help comes from the Lord

We serve a God of relationship; so much so He created the Garden of Eden for friendship between us and Him. Now it’s my belief that the Garden of Eden did not go away, but it was upgraded by our Lord Jesus. Now it’s not just one place, but everywhere we are. As it is written “Come now let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white snow. King David, said it best “The sun shall not rise and the sun shall not set until I have made a place for the Lord.”

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.

So as for me, in all things, my Lord shall hear my voice first as I run to Him with expectations that everything is going to be alright. For the Lord is our light, shield, comforter, refuge and strength of our lives. The church is a hospital, filled with brokenness. And much like Humpty Dumpty, the King’s men and pastor are not there to put us together, but point us to the one to run to who can; our Lord Jesus, our Great Physician.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

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