Running is never the solution to confronting 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 must address that conflict whenever it occurred.

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. Constantly returning to a past situation …is running away from a current one because we cannot be in the now with undivided attention.

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 must 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.”