When life is a tidal wave, when it rips and roars in front of your eyes, even bringing you under as it breaks, God will be there. When there is trouble, and the turbulent seas threaten to take you down, God will come calling and pick you up again.
He never promised that he would keep us from trouble, or conflict; instead he says in James1:2-4, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, not lacking in anything. “
When the waves come, the world watches with giant eyes, ready to see us trip and fall, get mad at God, and turn our backs. Rather, we should grab God’s hand when he offers it, and hold more tightly to him because of it, putting our shame to rest.
When we get backstabbed, hurt by our friends, and consumed by ourselves, there’s always light on the other side. God wants to create in us a more courageous spirit, a fit and healthy heart. That way, when the next wave comes, we will have the strength to stand, though we may get hurt in the process. When we hold tightly to Jesus, he won’t ever let us go. 2 Timothy 2:13 says “If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.”
So never worry when you fall and are caught in the undertow of life; God is there. He always will be. He is ready for you to come to him when you get beat up and broken. In fact, he longs to heal your wounds. So come to him, and you will never be disappointed when life gets tough. Know that he has a plan, just like he says in Romans:8:28 “All things work together for the good of those who love and serve the Lord.”
When life crashes on top of you, grab hold of Jesus, cause he will never crash, nor let you go.