I know we do the same thing in our life. Maybe we don't physically flee but emotionally we do. We fill our lives with many things that keep us distracted from God. Some people get very busy with work, some may sleep, some may drink, or even turned to drugs. Some people will turn on the television to stare blankly at the screen. Others may continue doing their "church service" but their heart is not engaged with the God they serve. We do many things to escape God's presence. I know because I have done many of these things at different times in my life. Many times I was not even aware I was running. I can look back now and see the great need of peace I had in my spirit. Somehow I thought "staying busy" or "sleeping" would give me a little peace. What a lie from the enemy.
It seems I find myself in this place as I type this blog. I am not sure why, my spirit is restless and a little irritated. But I know "running" is not the answer. "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? Psalm 139:7 Let me ask another question, why would I even want to flee?
So I sit in God's presence giving Him my irritation and restlessness. Bowing before Him in brokenness as He brings me to a crisis of belief. I look through the psalms to find Scripture to lift Him up. Let me share a few: