“Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings…” Psalm 61:1-4


Have you ever had a really long day and been finally ready to unwind and be finished with your day when all of a sudden you realize there’s something really important you simply must do before the day draws to a close? That’s exactly what happened to me the night the Lord gave me this message I simply could not go to sleep without writing and sending out with the confident trust in God someone needed to hear it.


If you’re out in the middle of the ocean drowning in the midst of a storm and someone throws you a life preserver, no matter how hard and grueling and even seemingly impossible things get for you in the middle of the ocean in the middle of the storm, it’s imperative that you DON’T LET GO of the life preserver, right?

When we feel like we’re in the middle of the ocean in the middle of a storm because the challenges we face seem enormously hard and utterly grueling and seemingly impossible, it’s imperative that we DON’T LET GO of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and of THE BIBLE no matter how things seem, no matter what we think, and no matter how we feel!

Our flesh may feel way too exhausted to do anything other than give up, and the devil may be screaming at us that we should let go of our life preserver and just go ahead and drown, and we may even have people in our lives who are discouraging us when we are totally desperate for love and encouragement, but all of this we must wave aside when we consider what we absolutely MUST DO.


Hold onto Jesus for dear life, dig like never before into the Bible, cry out to the Lord to save and help you and forgive you and guide you and empower you and strengthen and heal you and whatever else you need from Him, seek Him, hear Him, and obey Him, and DON’T LET GO!

When you are totally overwhelmed and you think there’s no way you’re going to make it given whatever it is you face, DON’T LET GO!

Live for Jesus. Breathe for Jesus. Put your faith in Jesus. Call out to Jesus. Hold onto Jesus like never before. Read the Bible and live by it. Praise God. Worship God. Cling to Jesus. Cleave to Jesus. Rest in Jesus. Hunger for Jesus. Yearn for Jesus. Learn from Jesus. Be changed by Jesus. Be grown by Jesus. Thirst for Jesus. Commune with Jesus. Belong to Jesus. Be still before Jesus.

DON’T LET GO! Let Jesus be your life preserver. And follow Him as He lovingly leads you forth!

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