I hope you are well but if you aren’t, you must run to God.
I think many of us are confused on exactly how to run to God when tragedy strikes. We pray for God to fix our situation. We try to find verses that help us to understand what we are going through. We go to church and listen to sermons that hopefully help us deal. But while all of those things are good, peace is found when we fully humble ourselves before the Lord.
How To Run To God
Humbly Cry Out To God
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.
When tragedy strikes, get on your knees and cry out to God. Tell him all of your fears. Tell Him all of your thoughts, He knows them anyway. There is no sense in not being honest because He knows every thought and every feeling you are experiencing. Be completely honest yet humble and reverent. He is the Lord of the Universe.
Ask Him To Open Your Eyes
Next, ask the Lord to open your eyes to what He wants to show you. Ask him to give you wisdom and knowledge and understanding. This is why we go through trials.
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:6-7
Open Your Bible
You are going to notice that most of the steps begin with “Ask the Lord”. This is because when we are suffering, we are to go to Him and nowhere else.
Open your Bible and ask the Lord to let you absorb every fiber of it. The Bible is God’s voice. Ask Him to give you understanding and He will!
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Suffering is the season of listening. Stop everything and listen to the Lord. Open His word,
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Relentlessly Seek God
The definition of relentless is “oppressively constant; incessant.”
This is how you are to seek God right now. When you wake up, in every free moment, before bed. Be thankful that God is asking you to do this because this only is asked of those He loves.
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Revelation 3:19
They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
I know without a doubt that if you are suffering and you humbly run to God you will receive the peace that surpasses all understanding. Then you will have no choice but to tell others about what happened. I know this because God reveals Himself through our weakness!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
1 Corinthians 12:9
So friend, run. Run to God and nowhere else.