The Tide Will Always Win

Compliments of Gus wrote this song as a parallel to what happens in our own lives.

Job 41:1-34

Reference:  v.8 If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! (TNIV Bible)

Explore:  I was at a concert a little while ago and heard the band Compliments of Gus perform.  During their set they played their song The Tide Will Always Win, but before doing so lead singer Justin Michael explained its meaning.  He said that when he looked at the waves crashing against a cliff face it seemed that the mountain loomed largely over the sea and yet over time he knew that the waves would gradually chip away at the cliff face.  No matter how big the mountain was, the tide would always win.  Compliments of Gus wrote this song as a parallel to what happens in our own lives.  We often come across mountains in our own lives that seem insurmountable – stressful job, ill-health, relationship issues.  However, no matter how big the issues may be God is always greater that the problems.

Application:  God explains how great he is to Job by talking about some mighty beasts that roam the earth.  While they seem fierce and powerful we are reminded that God is so much greater.  Sometimes we forget how powerful God is.  We see the things before us and feel that they are insurmountable, but we have a mighty God who will always win.

Prayer:  Lord, forgive us when we make our problems big and you small.  Amen.

What seems insurmountable in your life?

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.