Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean or a large river only to get trapped in a current or undertow? How could this be? You’re saying to yourself”, Everything appeared to be calm”! All of a sudden, a whirlpool or riptide sucks you under water and you begin to panic because you are nearly drowning and have lost control. Life can get out of control at times even when we think everything is calm and going well.
A whirlpool is defined as a meeting of conflicting currents in a rapidly rotating mass of water into a river or sea where many objects
may be drawn. A whirlpool can suddenly occur out of nowhere.
Conflicts and currents in life are real and we must face them even when we least expect them and the news is not good.
We must face them honestly and not shy away from them to avoid them. Half the battle most of the time is showing up and facing our fears or obstacles. I admit I do not like to be caught off guard. I am reminded that God allows currents to come, because life is not a roller coaster or an easy ride down the big slide. Life can be difficult and a road of setbbacks at times. A loss such as divorce, your health may be fading suddenly, or a layoff from work and your their best worker. Maybe your trapped in sadness or depression and you feel like your stuck in a current so deep that you can’t get out, and fear has overwhelmed you to the point of drowning.
You may feel like your the only one drowning in this deep current and nobody can see you gasping for air as you bounce up out of the water in this strong turbulent current. You’re even trying to swim horizontally from the strong current but to no avail. But wait, here comes hope, a lifeguard who spotted you on their radar with life preservers and ropes to rescue you.
The Lord is our refuge a lifeguard who sees your deepest needs. Fear can overwhelm us, but we must look to the lifeguard of eternity. All He is asking is that you will trust Him completely in your conflicting current and look to Him.
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble”.
He loves you and cares for you too much to let you drown. All of us try to figure it out on our own, yet we can fail miserably. Jesus has become our Anchor and Lifeguard in life; so allow God to help you and rescue you.
“…We who have fled [to Him] for refuge would have strong encouragement and indwelling strength to hold tightly to the hope set before us. This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells]”
Hebrews 6:18b-19 AMP
Getting solid godly counsel is a wise thing as well to talk and to pray with somebody. We all need to be rescued at times.
“Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them”. (Heb. 7:25).
Have a great day full of peace and hope my friend.