“Where to Run for Help” - Sandra Fischer
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 18:10 NASB
Whenever fear or worry strikes, our minds race with questions. We tend to search for thoughts that give us a sense of safety and security. Recalling words of hymns is one place to go. “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” is a place of safe thoughts, particularly to questions in the third verse, “What have I to dread, what have I to fear?” The answer? Nothing, if I’m leaning on God’s arms.
Another song for anxious times is: “Take it to the LORD in Prayer”, especially the verse that asks, “Are we weak and heavy-laden, cumbered with a load of care?” and one that begs, “Is there trouble anywhere?” The answer—prayer.
Indeed, the best place to run when circumstances overwhelm us is to the LORD himself and his Word. Isaiah tells us: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)
Jesus tells us: “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’. . . But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:31a-34) NIV
God’s Word provides eternal, spiritual food: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4 NASB)
Let’s run to the LORD in prayer and find sustenance in His faithful Word.
Father God, thank you for being our refuge and strength at all times.
Sandra is a FaithWriters Platinum member, author of “Seasons in the Garden.” Contact