An Unlikely Friend

No, this isn’t about a person, but it probably could be in many ways. Since I have so many amazing people in my life that mean the world to me. However, this is all about driving and running. I am laughing a little as I write this, because a few years ago these two were not my thing at all. It baffles me that the Lord uses the unlikely as a way for me to find some peace in my life. I believe that I have learned more in my time of feeling lost than I have in any other situation before. What I have learned through these moments in time have all been in my time of need.

So why am I writing about this now? Well, over the past year or so I have found myself in some serious mental warfare. Especially over the past few months, it has felt like a serious bombardment in my life. This is the part that gets me, I was exceedingly frightened of driving and way to lazy to even think of running. Now suddenly it is those two very things that I find a mysterious peace from God in. I will hop into the car, roll the windows down, turn the music up and then just GO! This morning I woke up with some extreme mental warfare and so when I got home, I put in the earbuds and went running. I don’t think I once got lost, in the head that is, all I did was keep running.

I asked myself before writing this, what is it about these two things that make me want to do them more? The obvious is the fact that the Lord is using them as a way for peace. Secondly, I find so much freedom in them. In the car I will sing with all I have got, without a single care of what people might think. Running might become a big deal to me. Often I want to run, run from people, run from fear and run from whatever seems to be chasing me. Now I can go run where the only thing running after me is Christ and the fact that He is with me through everything and that He won’t stop running after us is AWEMAZING! The thing is God is to work in each of our lives differently, but to us ALL He will be the true Peace Giver.

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  1. I love this! It’s so cool how Christ brought you joy and peace through the things you’d never expect.

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