The Loving Lifeguard

The storm was not expected. There were blue skies and smooth sailing on the ocean of love. A few waves bumped the lifeboat but nothing that sparked alarm.

The Lifeguard was on His elevated throne. He was in the optimum position for observing the storm having the maximum visibility. There was no need to fear. The wind and the waves obey Him. He is always a Lifeguard on duty.

The tides of turmoil came in swiftly and we were caught off guard. I was knocked off the boat by the turbulent test; the test of my trust in the loving Lifeguard. I started to sink in the waters of worry.

While attempting to stay on the surface, these waters had a strong current that was literally pulling me under, swallowing big gulps of these waters. Sinking into the deep sorrow that tugged at me to pull me under a current of curses, the loving Lifeguard never let go of the rope.

There are different rescue techniques for lifeguards, and they are equipped with the necessary equipment for a rescue. For me, a Lifebuoy was thrown in with ropes of hope. Constant encouragement from other swimmers from the lifeboat became the lifeline of the rescue attempt. They reminded me how to swim through these dangerous waters, and held the ropes of hope firmly in their grasp. The supporting scripture from Psalm 107:29 kept me afloat until “He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.”


All the while, my husband was the anchor of love that kept us from drifting too far away off course. The loving Lifeguard sent some SON our way. We are once again in the lifeboat basking in His Presence, and soaking up all the SON that we can, to strengthen us for whatever waters we will again encounter ahead.

Remember that the loving Lifeguard is fully aware of what is to come, and He already knows what rescue equipment he will use to save us from the hurricane of hurts and whirlwind of worries. Reach out and grab hold of your ropes of hope and don’t let go.

About Jodie Dye

Originally from the Detroit, Michigan area, Jodie has made Bradenton, FL her home since October 2015. A former gang member and drug addict who had lost all hope of living, Dye felt the Lord calling her to follow him on Sept. 1, 1992. She has been following Jesus Christ for over 25 years with a greater addiction than she had with drugs. Her life testifies that God can create beauty from the hopeless cases in today’s society. What the enemy meant for her demise, God turned everything around and all things became new in her life. Bill and Jodie Dye married in October 10, 2010. They have three children each, making their lovely family a model of the brady bunch. Her calling is to prepare the Church for the coming of Jesus Christ. She is very passionate about helping people inside the Church walls to know their identity in Christ so they can be better equipped to live out what they believe. She has written four books with the focus on this preparation. Her book called Beauty Treatments: Prepare to Meet Your King helps the Bride of Christ prepare to meet King Jesus for when He returns. Jodie directs and hosts Beauty Treatment retreats, workshops and conferences. She has also been a speaker at various women's events and conferences. For more information on the next retreat, please visit
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One Response to The Loving Lifeguard

  1. Thank you Jodie! I need that lIfeguard all the time. Thank you for highlighting his faithfulness to us. This is very encouraging. Cheering you on!!


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