Fight or flight? He sees the end. He has my back. He promised. He has never failed me - ever. Do I have to see everything? One step at a time. I trust him. Uncertainty. Fear. Doubt. The unknown. Doesn't make sense. Weak trust - or - no trust. Confusion. Limited sight. Inexperience. Uncomfortable. Psalm 91:2.

When challenge comes, our human nature elicits one of two possible responses. I can stand firm and “fight” – or I can take flight and run away. Psalm 91:2 says,

“I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Fight or flight?

29 thoughts on “fight.or.flight”

  1. Thanks Herb for the scripture and encouragement.

    I am experiencing this quite a bit here in Germany.

    Culture learning and Language learning can make me run indoors and not be around those I need to be around.

    I have to rest in God.

  2. I some Perkinsian (or is it Perkyian?) influences in the method of this post.

    Absolutely love the decision process that leads to the only solution which makes sense:

    β€œI will say of the LORD, β€œHe is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

    I will fight the good fight of faith. I will not hold back. I will step when and where he tells me. No reserves. All for Him.

    1. No holding back, bro.

      PS. Yes. I admit, Michael’s hand-written poems are awesome and had a role in inspiring me to do these, but since I am not really a poet, I resort to these diagram-style thought-frames. I think while hand-drawn, they are a totally different genre, so maybe it’s OK? Michael? πŸ˜€

        1. Very kind and gracious, Michael.

          Dusty, I really don’t think “herb” is a good root for any kind of word… unlike perkins…. I’ve tried many combos…. herbular, herbism, herbalicious (thanks Keith), herbtacular, herbose (think verbose)… sigh

  3. Honestly, I think that’s the beauty of relationship. Sometimes it’s time to fight and He’ll let you know. Sometimes it’s time to run into Him, totally hidden (not that we’re separate from Him when we’re fighting, but hopefully you know what I mean).

    Right now, I feel like there’s a constant rushing between these two, but it’s all good. Lots to fight for, but we get to fight from victory not for it. So exciting to see all God is doing. Thanks Herb.

    1. I totally get what you’re saying, and you’re right. But, I’m using fight-or-flight highly metaphorically. “Fight” does not mean necessarily to actually fight or confront, but to stand your ground, faithfully, trusting in His promises. “Flight” then means to decide not to trust His promises, and thereby cowering to fear.

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