An Old Seaman’s Motto
An old seaman said, “ In fierce storms we can do but one thing. There is only way to survive; we must put the ship in a certain position and keep her there.”
Commenting on this idea, Richard Fuller wrote:
“This, Christian, is what you must do. Sometimes, like Paul, you can see neither sun nor stars, and no small tempest lies on you.
Reason cannot help you.
Past experiences give you no light.
Only a single course is left.
You must stay upon the Lord; and come what may- winds, waves, cross seas, thunder, lightning, frowning rocks, roaring breakers- no matter what, you must lash yourself to the helm and hold fast your confidence in God’s faithfulness and his everlasting love in Christ Jesus.”
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God my rock in whom I take refuge: my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:2)