Run. Hide. Fight.

I had never been in a building when it was put on lockdown…until recently. Although the time from lockdown to all clear was brief (and without incident), it was long enough to be frightening. As we waited, my co-workers and I reviewed the steps we had been taught—Run. Hide. Fight.

Run – When possible in the case of an active shooter, get out of the building.

Hide – If you can’t get out safely, hide. Turn off lights, silence cell phones, block doors and remain hidden and silent.

Fight – As an absolute last resort, fight. (

Hours and days later, I was still thinking about the Run, Hide, Fight steps. And I realized these are the same steps we should take when life takes us off guard. {Tweet this}

* Run to God.

* Hide in His shelter.

* Fight the enemy with all God has given us.

Run to God

When we’re in danger, overwhelmed by life, or in situations we can’t see an end to, we may be tempted to run to get away. But running aimlessly will get us nowhere and we will likely find ourselves even more lost.

The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10 NLT

Running to God gets us to safety. The storm will continue to rage around us, but God is unchanging. While the ground feels like shifting sand, God is our solid foundation. No matter what happens, we will always find security when we run to Him. {Tweet this}

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In Christ,

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  1. This is a powerful and memorable strategy for standing against those attacks of the enemy, Laura. Thanks for this . . .

  2. Wow, great application of a strategy that works in lots of contexts. Blessings to you! So glad your story had a good ending!

  3. Absolute truth. Glad you are safe.

  4. I love this. Thank you for sharing spiritual application to a scenario that many of us are familiar with today.

  5. Laura, this is such truth and I am grateful you gleaned spiritual truth from this experience by which we all can benefit. Grateful you were safe!

  6. It can be scary, for sure. So grateful you found God's truth in the midst of it!

  7. When I was a teacher, we had active shooter drills twice a year. Even though they knew they were just drills, they always made kids scared, or at least nervous. So good that the lockdown reminded you to run to God.

  8. My first go to is God in everything Laura :-D I can't do this life without Him!
    I especially learnt this when I lost my two little ones & it was further solidified in the time of my late husband's terminal fight with brain cancer.
    Glad you were all okay!

    You're most welcome to join me in a cuppa,

  9. So many times I want to run, and hide...this week especially. But where I need to be running and hiding is in the shadow of His wings. Thanks Laura for this word!

  10. Easy to remember and practical steps. Thanks!


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