Bruce Larson tells about the time he almost drowned in the Gulf of Mexico. He was swimming far from shore and a storm came up. The sky grew dark, the wind picked up, there was thunder and lightning and the waves were seven or eight feet high. He was struggling, trying to make it back to shore, when it seemed that the Lord told him to just relax and tread water. In the end he was rescued. However, if he had continued his frantic efforts to get back to the shore, he would have exhausted his strength and drowned.
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that may threaten to wear us out and potentially destroy us. That’s when we need to stop our frantic efforts to save ourselves and simply trust in God.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”—Matthew 11:28