Have you ever felt like the waters have come up to your neck?
At camp this week, I had several up-to-my-neck moments. Getting students to and from rural Georgia stretched me to my logistical limits. Being always "on" for two weeks made me (and all the other introverts) feel like I left my lights on and car door open ... drained batteries. And on top of all that, the approaching fiscal year-end threatens on the horizon.
The image from Psalm 69 - that of a person sinking beneath a flood - resonated with me. But it also challenged me.
"Save me, O God" doesn't sound like my usual response to my up-to-my-neck moments. I usually withdraw, go silent and leverage the stress to increase productivity.
But not the Psalmist.
David's Psalms represent not just a willingness to be honest to God, but a willingness to go to him in the first place. And, sometimes, that's the hardest part.
What do you do when the waters are up to your neck?