Running is never the solution to confronting a conflict with anyone. Running away physically doesn’t move us away from the wound a conflict causes if left unresolved. We find we cannot run away from ourselves, so we eventually have to address that conflict, no matter when it occurred. It’s when we are face-to-face with the Lord that we can face others, and ourselves, and receive total healing from faith to faith.
Anything in our past that is left unresolved affects our present situations. What we didn’t get over then, can get over us now; and hinder us from turning the page and walking in the new. Not doing anything at the time of a conflict is another way to run; it’s then hidden and difficult to recognize. Constantly returning back to a past situation—is running away from a current one because we cannot be in the now—with undivided attention. God loves us so much that He brings things back to our remembrance so they can be dealt with once and for all.
When we face afflictions we find a place apart, alone with God, where we can reflect by the Spirit and not react in the flesh. We release our disappointments, frustrations and anger into the hands of God, by running to God as quickly as possible. We do not run away from what we have to face; and we do not run back to what is past. We run to God trusting we can never run out of His love and grace, from glory to glory!
John 6:66-69 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”