Today’s Devotional: Running From God

Have you ever tried to hide from God?

The first actions of Adam and Eve after the fall were to cover themselves and try to hide from God. And though it’s obvious God wasn’t fooled by their actions, that hasn’t stopped humanity from attempting to flee from Him ever since.

This Daily Encounter devotional urges us to be honest with God. After all, he already knows the deepest depths of our souls; there’s nothing we can say or think that would shock Him:

“Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” […]

When it comes to trying to hide from God, that’s impossible. God knows all. He sees all. He knows who I am . . . where I am . . . why I am here . . . where I am going . . . what I am doing . . . and what I am not doing. No matter how I try, I cannot hide from God! No way. Period!

As David wrote in the Psalms, “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. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

The best thing is to tell God who you are, where you are, what you want, what you don’t want, what you are afraid of, what you don’t want to give up, etc., etc. Only when we get honest with ourselves and real with God, can he (or anyone else) help us.

Consider taking some time today to open up to God. If you’re experiencing some deep hurt, anger or struggle, being honest with God is a freeing first step toward peace.

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