I kept my eyes glued on Jake as his dad retrieved him from the water.
As my daughter and son-in-law started the pontoon to take my ten-year-old grandson, Jake, tubing, I leaned back in the seat, soaking up the warm sunshine. Matt drove, Hayley watched for other boats, and I watched Jake. We started from a calm inlet. Jake was on his knees and not holding on. When we entered the larger lake section, the waves picked up, causing Jake to grab the handles.
Soon, waves from several boats caused the tube to bump hard. Jake laid on his stomach. The next wave hit so hard that his feet flew higher than his head. Still, he hung on tightly, laughing as the bumpy ride sprayed him with water.
We all cheered. Then Matt turned the boat, and a large wave caused the tube to go air born. Jake was tossed into the lake.
As I watched, Hayley asked, ‘Is he okay?”
“He’s great.” I answered.
Jake bobbed in the lake—not anxious but relaxed in his life jacket and waiting for his father to rescue him.
Like Jake, the psalmist knew he could rely on God, his heavenly Father, to watch out for him. If things got bumpy, He would spot what was going on. And if real trouble came, He would rescue him.
Life carries us through bumpy waters—sometimes knocking us off our feet. But we have a spotter who watches and comes to our aid.
When uncertainties come or difficult decisions have to be made, hanging on to our faith is difficult. We want to grab hold of worry and fear, but doing so isn’t what God wants. He wants us to approach Him in prayer and rest in comfort as He comes to our aid.
Hold on to God for your safety and protection.
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