The Chase


Chris at the museum

This morning, I was reading about Benaiah in 2 Samuel 23. He was one of David's mighty men, and these three or so verses are all we know about him. He accomplished some mighty feats, but the one that stands out is that he chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day and killed it. Why would you chase a lion? I shared on my FaceBook Live devotions, Peace Out, this morning how we have to chase down the things that are trying to destroy us.

For example, so many things try to steal the peace we know He gave us. We remind ourselves that God is present. He won't leave us. We also choose favorite scriptures we can use as weapons when we feel things like doubt, fear, anxiety, and any other emotion or thought trying to overtake us and drag us down. I'll post the video below.

After I finished editing the video and uploading it across social media channels, I started thinking about it a bit more. As a caregiver, sometimes I'm just tired. Other times, I am too tired. And other days, I'm too tired to... enter a deep sigh.

Of course, we stand on God's word to keep the enemies of our souls at bay. But what about when we are tired? Caregiving is exhausting. It can be debilitating on many levels. What if I literally don't have the strength to chase the lion away - the one that wants to devour my soul? That's honestly what I was thinking when another verse came to mind. (Enter my plug for studying the Word!)

Psalm 23:6 says this - Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life...(NLT) That was the boost my emotions needed this morning. On those days I just don't feel like chasing a lion even to have peace of mind - God's already got me covered. I don't have to always be the chaser because I am always being chased by His mercy and grace! 

Today, I will stop and let His mercy, goodness, unfailing love, and grace catch me! Maybe I'll stop running for just a minute and stand still. Then I can exclaim, Oh, You caught me! To the One who is constantly, consistently, and passionately pursuing my soul. And when He catches me, I will remind myself that I can trust Him, and that He's got me. I will trust Him for just one more day. Will you join me?


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Book of James Bible Study Guide

  • ·         Are you ready to be challenged?
  • ·         Can you answer hard questions honestly?
  • ·         Want to take a deep look at your own Christianity?
  • ·         Are you ready for James?


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Think of it as a spiritual, rugged obstacle course that helps you build stamina, strength, and endurance. Are you ready? Grab a copy if you dare! 😊

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