The question is escapism good? It all depends on how it’s used. For example, we all practice escapism every day, in fact we all need a certain amount of it. Sleep is a form of escapism, and we all need it, carrying an umbrella in the rain allows you to escape getting wet. A house enables you to escape the elements of the weather. Taking a vacation is escapism. Our nervous system needs some freedom and protection from the continual bombardment of external stimuli that we encounter daily. We all need a yearly vacation where we physically vacate the old scenes, old daily duties, old responsibilities, and just get away from it all!
We need to make room for rest, recuperation not only physically but far more important we need it mentally. A mental escapism from responsibilities, decisions, pressures, and move into a no-pressure place. Since pictures are far more impressive than words, God has given us the perfect word picture that we can escape to daily to find strength and renewed energy for our lives! The Ninety-first Psalm is a vivid word picture for the person who experiences feelings of safety and security amid stress, fear, and worry. “Those who live in the shelter of the most high will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety: He is my God, and I trust in Him. For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly diseases, and He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection…”. Let this be your place of escapism.