The spacious, free life is from God, it's also protected and safe. God-strengthened, we're delivered from evil— when we run to him, he saves us. I live and breathe God; if things aren't going well, hear this and be happy: Join me in spreading the news; together let's get the word out. God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears. Look at him; give him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from him. When I was desperate, I called out, and God got me out of a tight spot. God's angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray”. Psalm 37:39-40 (MSG)
Getting away from problems that overwhelm, emotions to strong to manage, or fears too hard to face down in the midst of a life that wants to wear you down, can be good sometimes—as long as you know where you are running to! For when you run into the open arms of God, He saves you!
What anxious thoughts torment you; lies that taunts you; pain that plagues you? The burdens can be great, but no matter what they are, as you turn towards Him, with all the weights that are wearing you out, you will find that He has already turned towards you, with renewed hope and well-timed help in hand! Whatever it is, the One Who makes it right, is on His way. Not walking either, or taking His time, but coming quickly with salvation and deliverance, love and healing, in His heart.
Tell God what it is precious one, the cares and the concerns, and never be afraid. Pick up those burdens and rush into His waiting arms. He will wrap you up and keep you near, until distressing thoughts disappear, and safety settles in. He will set you free from whatever it is—internal pain that is pressing you down or external pressures that are keeping you up. He shall dry your tears and calm your fears, then place you on that path of purpose and peace once again.
You won’t be alone either, for you are enfolded in the centre of the Blessed Trinity, held close, and cared for, with angels camped around about. Freedom awaits; for in His love you are protected and safe. Be happy dear heart, and do not worry. Run to Him in love, and remember…Love is already running towards you!
Dearest Father, how comforting to think that we can run to You, with all of our burdens and cares, and find you, arms open wide, waiting there.
It can be hard to ask Poppa, for healing and for help, but we come to You today, the only place we want to be; the only help that can truly make a difference; asking You to come and set us free.
Lift the weights we can no longer carry. Remove the burdens that are weighing us down. Bring Your answers, solutions, and strength, and do what only You can do.
In times of pressure and pain, You God, our Glorious Hero, is Who we turn to. Wrap Your massive arms around us Father. Let us find shelter in Your sweet embrace.
In the Name of Jesus, our Redeemer, and Lord, we pray.