"A riptide is a strong surface flow of water returning seaward from near the shore. It can be extremely dangerous, dragging people away from the beach and leading to possible death. I believe their are spiritual riptides that can be a danger to our walk with Jesus Christ. Riptides are stronger when the surf is rough from a storm. When we go through rough times, the pull of the enemy can be the strongest. He can attack us with thoughts of fear, anxiety, and doubt. These thoughts can work like riptides as they try to bring us into deep waters of discouragement or despair.
Riptides are stronger when the tide is low. We need to guard our hearts whenever we sense we are emotionally or physically down.
If you sense you have been pulled into the enemy's riptide, don't panic; don't try and fight your way out in your own strength. Instead, cry out to the Lord and ask him to deliver you.
"This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him" Psalm 34:6 NKJV The Lord is your deliverer, your redeemer, your rescuer, your lifeguard, He is mighty to save. He will rescue you and keep you from going under." Roy Lessin