Fisherman Peter,Andrew,James and John relied heavily on the tides to bring in their catch. High tide would bring the schools of fish into the harbor where there nets were. Low tide allowed them to tighten their nets and bring them in filled with fish. In life we experience the same thing. If we stop to think what God provides for us. God may let us ride the high tide. Meaning he (God) allows us to go out and explore. To find what works for us. To let us gather the tools if you will, to use when the tide is low. When the tide is low the bounty is before us, because we have experienced life as it has been presented. The thing to remember is that God has those lighthouses out there so that you do not run into the rocks. You have to believe and continue to have faith.
Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.