Author: Rereloluwa Bajamo — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: March 21, 2023

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens


It feels like I’m swimming

In a river

Of my own thoughts.



It seems like

I’m overwhelmed

In a sea

That crushes me.



It feels like

I’m not swimming

I’m sinking

To the bottom.



I remember

That I have hope

That saves;

Hope in Jesus.


And every time,

Hope dives

Into the ocean

And draws me

Out of my distress. • Rereloluwa Bajomo


• What kinds of things make you feel overwhelmed? Have you ever felt like
the author of this poem?


• Read Psalm 116:1-7. How does God respond to our distress?


• Jesus not only saves us from sin and death, He is also near to us
whenever we are in trouble or afraid. Even when we feel overwhelmed, we can
rest in the sure hope that He loves us and will never leave us. How could
these truths comfort us when we feel distressed?


I was overcome by distress and sorrow . when I was brought low, he saved
me. Psalm 116:3,6 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Psalm 37:24; Psalm 91:14-Psalm 91:16; Psalm 94:19; Isaiah 43:2; Psalm 116:3