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”.
Psalms 46:1

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.

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Published by Andy

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! “But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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