Drowning. The sea tries to swallow. Attempts to suck us down in one gulp. We fight. Kicking, arms flailing, we fight. Determined to not make it all the way to the bottom, where then the muck will bury us. Can you visualize the fight? Now visualize what happens when we stop fighting, and just rest. What happens? We float. We lay on our back, resting in quietness, confident that the waves will carry us where we need to be. (Praying it’s not into the belly of a whale, or shark.)
When we’re drowning in the sea of life, we should apply that same quiet, confident rest.
For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
We first must reach out to the life saver, or, return to the life Savior. We must rest, float, on the palm of the Almighty. We should be quiet, because when we’re quiet we can hear the answer. We should maintain our confidence in the promised word, God will carry us to exactly where we need to be. This is our strength.
Return to Him who is able.
Rest in Him. On His promises.
You shall be saved!
Be quiet, listen!
This shall be your strength.
In love and trust in Him, Samantha Grace