Always watch out for the next wave.
No, this isn’t about covid — though you can apply it to that.
We speak here of the actual ocean, or for that matter any large body of water where you can ride the surf.
For if you do, you know you have to be careful, to be on guard.
Once you finish riding one wave, it’s wise to spring up and turn around — for there could be another in quick succession, right behind the one you just rode.
Waves come when they will — like so many things in life on earth.
And when you’re not prepared, such waves can knock you down or wash over you.
The result can be scrapes against harsh sand, injury from shells, and in extreme cases water in the lungs. No one has time for that!
Few things are more healthful than exercising in the surf, but one has to be vigilant, as in other aspects of life. For there is always the next wave. There is always another swell. It may be calm for an extended period of time, and then — wham.
There are small waves, and there are tsunamis.
Such is life.
What is fun one day is a danger another.
Storms come to us all. It is very calm weather and then the winds shift. They can come from nowhere. Hurricane-force winds — like the winds that battered Paul’s boat (Acts 27:25). God can turn around the wind and use it in your favor. He may not have sent the storm, but He is in charge of it.
An angel will come. Speak victory in the middle of defeat. Like Paul, when you have a purpose, God will move miraculously, when that purpose is in His Will.
No matter how big the wave, you can get there, you can reach land safely, even if your boat is wrecked. What God promised you will come to be. A storm can mean you are nearing your destiny. The enemy is kicking things up.
There are rip currents. There are undertows. You can be pulled from beneath. In life, how many times does that happen? In the water is often what is unseen.
But not what is to be feared.
God’s Creation is not our enemy.
One wave after another. It is good to learn how to ride them. Invoke God in everything. Pray without ceasing. Go with the flow of the Holy Spirit.
When you do, you find greater peace; you learn how to navigate even treacherous waves. You face life with a vigilant eye when you see life through a strong heart.
[resources: A Life of Blessings]