There are days I feel like this diver. She is deep under water with only a limited amount of oxygen in the tank to sustain her until she can come back up for air.
Life feels that way. I'm sure I am not the only one who knows the feeling. When there is turmoil and evil all around, sometimes the pressure is too strong that you feel closed in with only so much air to survive, until being fully engulfed.
But then there is that knowledge that we can take in as much air as we want. It is free to everyone to breathe in and out as much as we wanted.
So with the awareness of being able to take in as much oxygen as you can, why do some people choose to stay underwater with limited amount of air? Some people are so ignorant of the fact that relief is just beyond that surface that they stubbornly stay underwater until the could breathe no more.
God is a God of wisdom. What He teaches in between the front cover and the back cover of the Bible is how to get to the surface. We need not look farther than Jesus, our Lord.
No lie, as simple as requesting Jesus to help me find something I have misplaced and He does it for me, there can never be a request or a prayer that is too small or too large for Him to grant.
The water around this driver represents life. More specifically, life's bashing from the devil who runs amok on this earthly existence that chokes the life out of each and every one of us. The closer you are to evil, the easier your life is. After all, why would the devil spend any time on taking your soul when he already owns it halfway? The closer you get to God, the more trials you seem to have.
But you ask, "If God loves me, why would He allow bad things to happen to me?" Well, the answer is simple. God is a God of mercy. But He doesn't dole out favors or pardons willy nilly. He is a God of Love. He loves you enough to allow the bad experiences to happen just like a good parent does, so one, we learn from it, and two, we call on Him and get closer to Him and love Him as much as He loves us. Sometimes God will allow bad things to happen because when He grants the solution to that bad experience, we will be able to appreciate Him more. He also allows bad things to happen to pave the way to the good tidings He has in store for you.
So instead of wasting your time breathing in the limited amount of air, why not come up for a bottomless amount of air. God's air.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!