There’s No Outrunning Jesus!

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.

There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”

Hebrews‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Song: Run to the Father

Artist: Cody Carnes

My heart has been in Your sights

Long before my first breath

Running into Your arms

Is running to life from death

And I feel this rush deep in my chest

Your mercy is calling out

Just as I am You pull me in

And I know I need You now

I run to the Father

I fall into grace

I’m done with the hiding

No reason to wait

My heart needs a surgeon

My soul needs a friend

So I’ll run to the Father

Again and again

There is always an open invitation to run to our Heavenly Father. This song beautifully describes The Good News of the Gospel. We can always turn to Jesus, no matter what we think we’ve done to “mess things up” in our lives. There’s no outrunning Jesus. The love of our Savior is everlasting and is not based on a checklist of things we need to do. 

Intimacy with Jesus

Our Father longs for intimacy with us. James 4:8 NIV says, “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” When we humbly submit our need for Him, He will meet us at that moment. We can then experience the true joy that is obtained when we walk alongside Jesus.

Personally, I have arrived at the place in my life where I undoubtedly know that I cannot do life without Jesus by my side. When I try to control every little detail in my life based on my limited viewpoint, I only end up feeling frustrated when “my plan” doesn’t go the way I envisioned it. However, God knows all, sees all, and has already determined His plans for my life. I now have finally realized that there’s no outrunning Jesus!


What is an area in your life where you can “run to the Father?”

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