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She raced upstairs and into the bedroom, dropping to her knees by the bed. She flung her arms across the duvet. “I can’t take it anymore, Lord!” She clenched her fists, fingernails digging into her palms.

Stress from her job compounded with the anxiety of the pressures at home weighed on her. There was no escaping the merry-go-round.

She wanted off.


There was only one place she could think to run.

Tears rolled down her cheeks. “I surrender.” She released her hands, palms up.

Have you ever been in a situation like this? Your world has come crashing down around you and you don’t know where to turn? Nothing seems to be going right?

I think we can all answer yes.

We know life is full of challenges. Unfortunately, they’re waiting at every corner, and just when we think we’ve gotten over a hurdle…WHAM! There’s another.

And another.

How do we deal with them? That’s a toughie. Some run and hide, burying their head in the sand hoping the problem goes away. Others stand on a soapbox telling the world about their every woe, so people will feel sorry for them. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s true. We’ve all seen it. Others run to an addiction of some sort. These aren’t the answers.


This song gives us the right one. When our hearts are broken into pieces, when we’re tired and don’t know what to do—there’s only one place to go. (Click to tweet)

One touch that will heal.

Take me to the King. I want to fall at His feet.

Once we do that, He gives us peace and comfort. Do our challenges disappear? Of course not, but we learn to deal with them better. We grow stronger knowing He’s right beside us.

How about you? Where do you go?

Run to Him. His arms are waiting!

Proverbs 18:10 (NIV)

The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Take Me To The King (Tamela Mann)

This song is powerful!


  1. Loretta Eidson

    Amen, Darlene. One of my personal favorites during a very low time in my life was “The Warrior is a Child….Chorus: They don’t know that I go running home when I fall down. They don’t know Who picks me up when no one is around. I drop my sword and cry for just a while ’cause deep inside this armor the warrior is a child.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Love that song, Loretta! Powerful words. Love you xo


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