Dreaming you are drowning symbolizes a Circumstance that suffocates you, deprives you of peace of mind, overwhelms, and overpowers you as you can do little or nothing about your situation. For example, you might be drowning in debt despite your desire to settle them, and you can do nothing since you are unemployed and have no other source of income. Consequently, you are stressed out and overburdened with life issues.

Dreaming you are drowning biblical meaning
A lady dreaming of drowning in an ocean

Dreaming you are drowning in a bathtub.

Drowning in a bathtub reflects a shallow circumstance that has become a thorn in your flesh. The situation might seem insignificant yet you are not able to handle it, probably due to emotional exhaustion. They can also be a series of minor challenges that you are ignoring and eventually they become a heap of issues that you can no longer handle.

Dreaming drowning in an ocean.

An ocean symbolizes the depth of a problem. Therefore, drowning in an ocean reflects a deep/ serious emotional challenge you are facing such as divorce. You are afraid of losing your partner, your kids, and everything you have invested in over the years.


This whole Circumstance overwhelms you and makes you insecure as there is little you can do about it.

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Dreaming you are rowning in a swamp in a dream.

This dream symbolizes that your heart is dominated by sin which is why you are drowning in a swamp. In Waking life, you are entertaining sin to the extent it has trapped you and you can not save yourself from it. For example, you entertain the thought of watching pornography and eventually you get addicted to it. That which previously was not a big deal is now a snare to your heart.


Dreaming of surviving drowning.

Dreaming of surviving drowning indicates victory over emotional difficulties or other similar challenges. In your waking life, you have been overburdened with debts or a relationship issue and by the grace of God, you have settled these debts and resolved your differences in the relationship.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Drowning your child in a dream.

Seeing your child drowning in a dream means he is facing a situation that suffocates him. This might be due to your overprotective nature as a parent, which makes your child feel enslaved and suffocated by your constant interference and control. Learn to give your children a bit of space for them to mature and learn to be independent.

Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Dreaming of someone drowning you.

This dream reveals that you are frustrated by other people’s actions that affect your life. They are depressing and overburdening you with their life issues, most of which don’t concern you. These individuals are having a negative influence over your life and are trying to control and interfere with your interests.


In your waking life, you might be in a toxic relationship where you are sexually abused by your boyfriend hence depressing. You might also be in the midst of toxic friends who influence you to do things you hate hence, suffocating you. Learn to say no.

Related: Dreaming of being naked spiritual meaning.

Biblical meaning of drowning someone in a dream

The dream reveals that you are too involved in other people’s lives to the extent of becoming a hindrance to their progress, consequently suffocating them. Learn to appreciate other people’s opinions and decisions in life and stop trying to control them.

1 Thessalonians 4:11
And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you…

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