Daily Reflections

Drowning in the Pressure

July 3, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your billows have swept over me. —Psalm 42:7

There’s a second word picture in Psalm 42— that of drowning. The psalmist felt overwhelmed. It’s as if he pictured himself in this little boat on the sea where there was a torrential downpour. Not only was water coming down from above, but the waves were also rising around him.

The psalmist used this word picture to describe a season of his life where problems and pressures were coming from every direction. He felt like he was drowning. He could hardly breathe, and he was just trying to keep his head above water.

Have you ever felt like that? Some of you are there right now, and you’re thinking, I don’t know that I’m going to make it. This situation is just too much.

In those times, may we, like the psalmist, choose to put our hope in God and give thanks that His presence is real. He is near, and He will keep the waves from overtaking us.

Make it Personal

When you feel like you’re drowning in the problems of life, ask God to help you trust Him and wait on His provision.