Surfing and even swimming in the ocean can leave your body feeling like jelly. Each stroke and paddle to get a little further, then pushing upward to try get yourself to stand is an effort. And if your timing isn’t right, you won’t be standing but crashing down with the wave instead. Being out in the water for ages and making countless efforts not only at the wrong time but even the right time, can cause you to get tired and feel like your body has become noodles.
And when you’re short and small like me, sometimes those waves can look dark and daring. Pretty much a challenge. I mean, those huge waves can be big and efforts can feel a little useless and waves can look like they could drown me. You can feel pretty insignificant out there. And when you do decide you won’t be taking a wave, you have got to push through that wave holding onto that board and staying on it… but of course you could duck-dive. I guess in your heart you want to hold onto that board and not lose it, but sometimes those waves crashing down on you are a whole lot scarier and you can easily forget. But once you get the hang of it all, you kind of have a break-through and waves aren’t as tough anymore.
With God it is the same. God whispers to us that we should hold onto Him. Because when we do, the waves of life become less scary and we become more victorious in our efforts.
The waves of life may be
And clutching onto Him with every last bit of energy when your arms feel like noodles, may be the last thing you want to do and it may not feel like it makes any sense.
But He will not fail you and He will not leave you.
He will be the One to bring you through.
Deep calls to deep
in the roar of Your waterfalls;
all Your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs His love,
at night His song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.