Today’s devo comes to you from Daniel Springs church camp in Gary, Texas.
When something goes wrong and you get the blame, don’t you feel like running away or crawling into a hole and pulling the dirt over the top of you?
There are many times I’d like to run away and hide.
Gen 16:6 And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence.
Perhaps Sarai thought this would get rid of her mistake if she caused Hagar to run away. So she was very mean to her.
Hagar ran away, taking Ishmael with her. Now Sarai doesn’t have to look at them. The boy is not around for Abram to be a father to, and the problem is solved.
But God found Hagar and sent her back!
You cannot run away and hide from your problems or from God. You cannot run away from sin.
In Eden, Adam ate from the forbidden tree. He then tried to hide from God. It didn’t work.
Confession is the only remedy for sin.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Abba, I have made many mistakes in my life. You sent Your Son to pay for my mistakes. I confess them and You have cleansed and forgiven me, in Jesus name, YES&AMEN