One of the most helpless feelings a person will ever have is when they find themselves in a body of water or river and start to sink and can't get out. Ask anyone who has fallen out of a river raft and caught in the swell or anyone who has gotten sucked out into the ocean by an unexpected undertow. Fighting for breath and to keep your head above water is the most helpless and hopeless feeling. God knows this and that is why He uses this to help us understand that He is with us, always and He isn't just watching us struggle. He is there to help us out.
Lord, thank you for always being with me and not being a spectator.