How does God provide ways of escape? God provides physical and miraculous ways to escape. In Genesis 7:7, we are reminded how God provided an escape for Noah, his wife, sons and their wives from destruction. They went aboard the boat.
In Genesis 19: 17, the angels warned Lot and his family to run for their lives, do not stop anywhere in the valley and don’t look back! Escape to the mountains, or die.
When the children of Israel were trapped at the Red Sea, God provided a path for the water and it was parted. They crossed the dry land over night escaping their death. Leaving slavery and their old life behind. (Exodus 14:21)
The Lord helps us escape from evil into a relationship with him. Relationship requires intimacy and when we run to His mercy seat, He covers us.
Proverbs 14: 27 Fear of the Lord is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.
God helps us escape from the wrong way to the right way.
1 Corinthians 10: 13 tells us that God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it.
Instead of running from God, when life gets hard, we must run to Him. We must read and memorize these Bible verses. His Word reminds us to run to Him on a daily basis. Instead of using things to escape like sinful habits, relaxation or a vacation, let us first run to the arms of Jesus. Where mercy meet us, His shalom finds us and His grace covers us.
Keep going, keep the faith and finish the race!
Blessings and Shalom,
This article is a part of my Women in the Word series where you will find Bible encouragement on Wednesday twice a month. I hope it’s a blessing to you.