What to do when drowning…

Give up! 

Let the lifeguard save you… 


My friend, Pastor Jeff Berg from Life Spring Covenant Church in Loveland, CO spoke on Exodus 14 at our Crossroads Greeley church yesterday. He spoke on the experience that the 2 million Hebrews felt as they traversed the dry ground crossing the Red Sea at the Exodus event. 

I appreciated Jeff’s illustration of receiving life guard training after high school, and learning that a drowning victim needs to be left at arms length until they completely exhaust themselves in the struggle before a life guard can attempt to save them. 

I wonder how many of us struggle with self-doubt, or inadequacy, or poor habits and wonder why it doesn’t seem that God will save us? I’m reminded that maybe God, like the life guard, is just waiting for us to quit struggling so much, come to the end of our exhaustion and let God save us? 

Exodus 14:13-14 says, “Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.  The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Where, in your life, do you need to surrender to God’s salvation today? 

What is drowning you under the waters of stress, loneliness, depression, bitterness… and you are still fighting to hang onto control? 

When will you become “exhausted” enough to stop fighting, so Jesus can save you?

Published by Reid Olson

I was a pastor who still knows a personal connection with God and I like to share thoughts and insights to make God's Kingdom a little more tangibly, while sharing conversations on leadership insights. Now I'm a funeral director, still seeking to share about Jesus.

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