There will always be those weeks that start off beautifully. You feel happy, safe and content with everything in your life so it seems. Until out of nowhere a tsunami of troubles swallows you up. Suddenly you’ve got 80 feet of water above your head and you’re holding your breath. Sometimes thin rays of sunshine help you find the surface, even if it’s out of reach at the moment. Other times you’re too deep and you have no way of distinguishing up from down. Either way, all you can do is swim.
Struggling to get anywhere but that starting point seems like progress. Of course, tsunami’s are incredibly large, so others tend to be swallowed up with you. Their personal troubles may be different, and the timing of their tsunamis was coincidental. Many others were hit with the exact same wave as you. It’s comforting knowing you aren’t alone in the abyss. Misery loves company. But at the same time, you wish they didn’t have to suffer with you. Especially not the ones you love. You pray for the current to boost them up out of this place and set them free.
After days of fighting, you will eventually find yourself just inches below the surface, ready to take that next breath you’ve been desperately waiting for. Unfortunatley, something may wrap around your ankle and pull you back down…
The last thing you should do in these situations is let yourself drown in your woes. Even if you’ve done all you can and it wasn’t enough. Perhaps all it takes is raising your hand above your head and letting God take care of the rest.