You’re using every bit of your heart, mind, and strength, as if you’re trying to paddle a cracked kayak against a raging storm. It feels like more than you can handle. You want to curse this moment, and even your own life. But then you remember you’re not alone. You’re never alone.
Let the waters sweep past you—they can’t overwhelm you now. Breathe. Listen for God’s voice. Let him bring you into his peace. Let him restore your heart, and renew your thoughts. Release that peace over the storm.
Now you can see Jesus standing on the water, smiling and beckoning you. You get out of the broken boat. You don’t need the old way of surviving any more. Within just a few steps of walking with him on the quieting water, the last feelings of uncertainty give way to real peace. As you walk and talk, peace leads to healing, healing to hope, hope to faith, and faith to being joyfully enthusiastic about your life.
“He reached down from heaven and rescued me. He drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but the Lord supported me. He led me to a place of safety. He rescued me because he delights in me” (Psalm 18.16–19).