We as Christians live under the illusion that everyone wants to find God, but this simply is not true. Many people are running away from Him. Do they need Him? Yes! Would they be better off with Him? Yes! But, they don’t want Him. Some people are simply not comfortable with an all-powerful, all-knowing God. In Psalm 139, David describes the futile attempt to run away from God. You can run all you want. You can try to hide all you want. But, in the end there is no escape from God. Why?
God knows too much. He knows everything we do. He knows everything we think. He knows everywhere we go. This can be frightening, but if the relationship is solid it is also comforting.
God is everywhere. If we go as far up as we can or as far down as we can we will not escape God. If we go as far east as we can or as far west as we can we will not escape God. If we retreat to the dark we will not escape God.
But, there is an escape and God is the only one who can help you escape! How can God help me escape? Instead of trying to hide from God, try saying “Search me, Lord!” Instead of trying to avoid God, try saying, “Try me, Lord!” Instead of trying to resist God, try saying “Lead me, Lord!” Folks, you will be amazed what can happen in your life when you escape to God. Remember, when you are in distress, don’t be afraid or run away from the footsteps you hear. Those footstep sounds may very well be God. He may be there to rescue you.