Run for Your Life!

‘After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ Acts 13:22

David had his share of sins. Really big sins. And yet at the end of his life, he is called “a man after God’s heart.” I know God is a forgiving God. David had a contrite heart, confessed, humbled himself, and worshiped God. My hope is that I will be a person after God’s own heart as well, I want to be ready to follow Him wholeheartedly.

Running has connected me to God in a way that no amount of church, Bible study, or prayer alone has. I started running (again) right before I turned 40 because I was gaining weight. I was also very depressed. Clinically depressed, and have been since I was in my teens. I was currently taking medication, but had also recently moved from a place I loved, and away from my counselor at my church. I did my best to hide it from my family, but I was becoming bitter too. Not a good combination.

What started out as a way to lose weight turned into my counseling sessions with God. After running became easier and I wasn’t focused on how out of shape I was, I turned my focus to God. “Why God?” was mostly what I said, and what I heard back was “my grace is sufficient for you.” I wrote more about my journey being depressed and overweight to Boston Qualifier here.

This blog will be about my journey with running and all the other things that are part of me – my faith, my family, my races, my depression, my Hashimoto’s Disease, and Lupus. All rolled into one. I appreciate any feedback!

Author: arunneraftergodsownheart

Christian Runner, overcoming depression one step at a time.

2 thoughts on “Run for Your Life!”

  1. This is amazing! I’m so happy you decided to do this! I know that you will help me deepen my relationship with God! Super excited!!!!

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