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Monday, February 20, 2012

Raging Waters

raging waters

MY PRAYER: God, I feel like I’m drowning. The water is quickly closing in over my head. I couldn’t tell you from one day to the next what I’ve done or where my time has gone, and yet nothing is getting done. Time slips away from me, and I have nothing to account for the time lost. I feel so busy, yet I notice I haven’t done anything worthwhile. By the end of the day I am at a complete loss, having no recollection of how the day got away from me. I feel like a hamster, spinning my wheels that lead to nowhere, only to end up in the same place every day with nothing accomplished or resolved. My spirit is drowning, God. I feel like the enemy is pulling me down and I can’t fight anymore.

REMINDER FROM GOD: I will catch you and reach all the way from the sky to sea. I will pull you out of that ocean…the void in which you are drowning.  I AM your safe-house when you feel battered. I AM your sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked. Let Me take over, and I’ll make everything right. I AM the perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic. I will hold you above all who try to pull you down. Take heart! Don’t quit. Stay with Me. I AM at your side, and I will help you make it through.

{Psalm 18:16-17; Psalm 9:9-10, 4; Psalm 27:6, 14; Psalm 24:5—The Message}

NOTE TO SELF: One of the main reasons my life feels so out of control is because I’ve had no time to be in God’s presence. My days are more complete when I give Him my first fruits of the day. I have not sat in His safe-house, nor rested in His sanctuary. I have been utterly distracted by the buzz of the traffic, hoping to escape reality. But God is my perfect getaway.

God has been reaching for me, but I haven’t taken ahold of His hand. Instead, I’ve been battling the raging waters on my own, constantly kicking my legs and flailing my arms to stay afloat. All that does is wear me out to the point where I want to give up and let life swallow me whole. I can’t give up. God is on my side, whether it feels that way or not. 

After reading the blog, What's a Mom Worth, written by Carrie Rundhuag, author of  Life Unscripted, I now know why I feel like I'm drowning. Not only am I overworked, but I'm incredibly underpaid! No wonder I've opted to do a whole lot of nothing lately. But I'm still going to reach out for God...

{What have you given up in order to escape your circumstances? Stop flailing, and take God’s strong hand.}


  1. I'm new to your blog and this post was amazing.....it's like you read my mind. Great insight. Thanks for the reminder. = )


  2. Hi Tristine!

    Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Wishing you much success in your bloggy endeavors! Cheers.


  3. Thanks! I'm so glad you stopped by and God spoke to you!


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