“It is an old ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way” (Rollo May).
It doesn’t really make sense, but it’s so very true. When we are lost, we tend to run in an attempt find our way again. Instead, all we do is become more lost with every passing second.
The same is true spiritually. When we get lost in sin, for some reason we lose all sense of direction and run deeper and deeper into our own faults. Many before us have done this very same thing. Consider those who looked to escape from God when they were lost.
Adam and Eve hid themselves after sinning (Genesis 3:8). Cain tried to talk his way out after killing his brother (Genesis 4). Achan hid the treasures he had stolen that rightly belonged to God (Joshua 7). Saul blamed his sin on peer pressure, among other things (1 Samuel 15). David went to great lengths to cover up his sin with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11). Jonah literally ran from the Lord (Jonah 1). Certainly many other examples could be mentioned.
We all can stray and become lost (Romans 3:23). Without a doubt, the worst thing we could do is to run faster. The solution isn’t complicated. We need to stop, think about where we are, and find help getting us back on the right road (Matthew 7:13-14).
So many are running around lost. Are you to be found? Stop running. We’re here to help show you to the right road.