O God, save me.
I feel like the water is sucking away from my shores and a tidal wave will soon engulf me; I don’t know when. The thought of possible loss overwhelms me; I am so afraid.
I may lose my pay, my job, my company, or my livelihood. I may lose a friend, a family member, or a somebody I used to know.
I may lose my cool, my calm, my mind, or my facade that have I have it all together.
I cannot control or even plan for the future.
I feel paralyzed, stuck to the sand – unable to act for myself or others.
Remind me that although your strong waves and rushing waters pass over me, you are there and you hear me.
Teach me that though I sink to the depths, you bring me out and deliver me.
Hide me in the shelter of your hand, though I may not feel it or see it.
Show me Jesus, again today, when suffering seems to be coming my way. And grant me strength, that I might serve here, now, with wisdom and courage.