I heard my dogs barking up a storm so I stepped out on the deck to see what the trouble was. No trouble; Jack, a 2 1/2 years old Cairn Terrier, was goading Gypsy, a nearly 10- year old Terrier mix, into playing.
Soon he was running full speed from her, after a sneak attack, around our outbuilding. She was in hot pursuit. Now, when she was his age she was the fastest, most nimble thing I’ve ever seen. But age has taken just a bit of a step from her. Anyway, ever so often he’d look back to see where she was. About halfway through the second ‘circle’ he looked back to see her bowl him over.
I think we are like this sometimes, too. There is something that is ‘chasing’ us and like Jack we look back to see where it is. Before we know it, whatever was troubling us has gotten us sidetracked and is opening up new avenues for more problems. Sadly though, we will often contend with things on our own, as best we can. Finally we’ll realize if we’d just give them over to Jesus He would carry us through it all.
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.