Where do you go when you are stressed and struggling? Do you go into a rage, have a fit, yell, scream, and throw things? Do you go inward and avoid everyone and everything? Maybe you head for the bar, liquor or drugs. Perhaps, you don’t do any of that. Maybe you grab your keys and head for the mall, stopping on the way for a double cheeseburger with fries…super-sized, of course.

Have we been blinded to think that any of this will hold the answers to life’s situations? Really, all these things, most likely will just add to the level of stress we are already experiencing. The right choice in these moments is critical.

Where do your children see you go when things get hard? Are they learning to handle things in the same way you handle them? Will they go to the same places and get the same results?

What if, when they see things come against you, they watch you head for your Bible, or go to a quiet place to pray? Wow, what a wonderful thing for them to learn. What if they would learn from you, where to go for the real answers?

All of us will go through tough things in life. How we deal with them can be a matter of life and death.

So when things come, and they will… run to the Rock called Jesus, not the rock called cocaine. Run to the arms of the Savior, not the arms of another man or woman. You’ve heard it said before, run to the throne, not the phone. Let us run to the Bread of Life, not the bakery. Let us run to the Rose of Sharon (Jesus), not the leaves of mind-altering drugs. Let’s drop on our knees, not shop tell we drop.

Where do you go when things get tough? Where do others see you go? Does it even matter to you? I hope so! We can change things, one home at a time, if we go to the right place--God.