Inspired by a house at the end of a dead end road I used to walk in, I had an idea for a story that involved a guy being chased through the woods by someone else. The chase itself would be the trigger to help the guy work through some of the issues in his life he was too fearful to work through previously.
It seems that the theme of being chased will bring all sorts of thoughts to our forefronts. We run from our fears. We run from our anxieties. Sometimes we even run from things that are good for us.
Psalm 56 identifies something else we run from--our enemies. For some of us, our enemies are prevalent. In those times when we feel surrounded by enemies, when their accusations have beaten us down, when their actions have scarred us, when their threats have unsettled us, we need to remember to cry out to God for his mercy.
When we are fearful, let us put our trust in him.
It is only God who can bring us through, who can defeat our enemies. It is only God who can deliver us.
Let us walk in the light of his love.
What enemies are you facing today? Instead of running from them, how can you trust God to deliver you from them?