Do you feel like a bait ball?

Some days are scary. Like the bait ball seen here, you may feel like you’re the victim of lunge feeding. Lunge feeding can involve many species “ganging up” on another. This bait ball is helpless to fend off the attacks of birds from above and large predators from below.

Are you being attacked from more than one predator or enemy? Do you feel the enemy is circling and waiting for the opportune moment to destroy you?

It’s time to take action.

This image shows a pair of Humpback Whales &qu...

Humpback Whales “lunge-feeding”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You are not a bait ball, helpless to defend.

We have a Champion who will come to our rescue. Take the first step–pray.  When we feel threatened, prayer should be our call to action. Then, we must stand on His Word, seek His guidance and look to Him for release from the challenging situation. It may not always come as fast as we’d hope or in the way that we’d hope. But we must keep a watchful eye for His guidance.

Is there a lesson to learn in the midst of the chaos? Have we learned to rely on Him alone?

After many years of creating my own solutions, I have learned the sooner I seek His resolution, the less painful, or even better, totally avoidable, a crisis can be. Sometimes there is lingering pain but it’s certainly easier to go directly to God when the enemy closes in. Avoid being the bait ball.

“Keep me as the apple of your eye;  hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.” Psalm 17:8-9

“The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.” Isaiah 42:13

“I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” Psalm 18:3


  1. amazing video and great lesson – shared in on Twitter. Thanks.

  2. Gail, To me, a bait ball involves cooperation of all potential bait beings. For us, we have our religious community (spiritual community, if you prefer) – whether this be our church, a small group, a recovery group, a Bible study, or whatever. God works through us and our co-sojourners for the well-being of each of us – sometimes we’re on the outside of the ball, protecting others, sometimes on the inside, seeking refuge.

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