I saw this video clip moments ago of a stranded fisherman as he was being circled by sharks. A lump formed in my throat as I watched the video. My assumption was the man survived or Fox News would not have showed the video, but that is not why the lump formed.
I have struggled more with "life" in the last three for weeks than I have in a while. Mainly because I have not held Christ as my top priority. Oh sure, I have talked to Him and even read the Bible; but I haven't worshiped Him, adored Him, or even surrendered my time to Him.
As I watched the video, I envisioned the sharks of life encompassing me. Be it demonic attacks, consequences of sin, priorities out of wack or just day to day life struggles . . . . . and then; just like the rescuer pulls the gentleman out of harms way, so I know my Lord will, once again, rescue and protect His children.
This video gives me the visual affirmation my soul needs, that He still is on the throne.
That He knows all and sees all.
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him. Blessed is the one who trust in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare."
Father forgive me for not trusting You to provide, You to go before me. Forgive me for my doubt, my anger, my frustration. Forgive me for not being patient and waiting on You. I praise You for Who you are. I surrender all. Amen.