I Will Run To Him

March 9, 2022

We went on vacation to the beach last year almost a month after we had gotten “sick”. I still wasn’t myself. Anxiety, panic attacks, exhaustion, and a flare up of dizziness. We needed to get away, but there was just a heaviness over me.

And I can remember one evening after we’d been at the beach, we came back to swim in the pool. No one was there; it was just us. I didn’t swim long and afterwards sat in a lounge chair just listening to the waves. The wind was so strong. The waves seemed to crash with an angry fury. The nighttime had obscured my vision of what was happening out at sea.

It sounded like I felt. The darkness trying to pull me under. The billows raging against my soul.

It started to rain and we all ran quickly into the condo.

And God gave me these words immediately.

Sometimes, the storm isn’t calmed. But every time, there’s a Shelter. I heard His voice above the tempest that night. I sensed His presence in the dark. Jesus called my name with calm assurance as He spoke peace to my fragile heart.

And so, I ran to Him.

For almost six months, I tried to complete this song. But no melody fit. I would beg the Lord to give me a melody, and I had somewhat of a tune in my head, but it just didn’t seem right. So, I just kept pushing it back.

It was forgotten until a couple weeks ago, when I read the lyrics again:

The darkness tries again to pull me under, the angry billows rage against my soul.

The world just keeps on crashing all around me, things are spinning out of my control.

But I can hear a voice above the tempest, and I can sense His presence in the dark.

Jesus calls my name with calm assurance, as He speaks peace to my fragile heart.


I will run to Him

His arms are open wide, there’s a refuge by His side.

I will run to Him

My cleft within the rock, my Savior and my God in Him I hide

I will run to Him.


Every time I’ve run to Him in trouble, every moment I have cried for help

He hasn’t always calmed the stormy waters, but He’s always been a Friend like no one else.

Oh that I would never doubt His goodness, or wonder where He is when I can’t see.

He has never failed to be faithful, so every time a storm is threatening me:


I will run to Him

His arms are open wide, there’s a refuge by His side.

I will run to Him

My cleft within the rock, my Savior and my God in Him I hide

I will run to Him.


When my heart is overwhelmed with fear and the future is so unclear

There’s shelter while the storm is raging high, in the shadow of His wings I’ll abide….

What a timely blessing, a reminder that I can STILL run to Him. I posted them on Instagram and Mrs. Natalie Blanton messaged me and said, “Hey, I kind of hear a melody.”

God didn’t give me the melody, because He gave it to her. And it so beautifully matched my thoughts and words.

This world seems to be crashing all around us, even more so than this time last year. I’m thankful there’s a safe place in Jesus. A refuge. A place to hide.

So just run to Him. He’s waiting with arms open wide.


“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”

Proverbs 18:10


“I Will Run To Him

“Written by Natalie Raynes Blanton & Faith York



If you have never run to Jesus before and you don’t know Him as your personal Savior, you can’t claim this refuge. But His arms are open for you. You can trust Him to save you today. If you don’t know how, you can read here or you can always contact me. He truly is a Friend like no one else and He gave His life so we would have an eternal safe place.

  • Mandy Cloud
    March 9, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Can’t explain how timely this is for right where I am.

  • Jenny
    March 10, 2022 at 9:08 am


  • Jenny
    March 10, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Amen! What wonderful reminders in the overwhelming turmoils all around us.

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