A Threefold Cord
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “A threefold cord is not quickly broken." God has given every saint a lifeline to cling to in times of danger, and this rescue rope has three strands which illustrate God's unbreakable provision. They are weaved into one verse, Psalm 42:8, with each strand being: (1) "lovingkindness in the daytime; (2) "songs in the night" and (3) "made to the God of his life." This spiritual lifeline cannot break under any pressure.
The saints who suffer defeat by drowning in their problems fail to hold onto the threefold lifeline of providence, praise, and prayer. The greatest deliverances in Christian history were pulled out of the surging waves, even tidal waves, with nothing more than a confidence in a loving providence, a lively praise, and a lifted prayer. Clinging to these in times of trouble will save your life!
This lifeline works in all floods—physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Of course, God doesn't necessarily need all three strands—even one of them is strong enough. And yet Psalm 42:8 reveals the saint in distress can weave these three into one rope and tie it around his drowning heart.
So don't let go of providence, praise, and prayer. God is on the other end of this lifeline pulling you to safety!