Some years ago a submarine was being tested and had to remain submerged for many hours. When it returned to the harbour, the captain was asked, “How did the terrible storm last night affect you?”
The officer looked at him in surprise and exclaimed, “Storm? We didn’t even know there was one!”
The sub had been so far beneath the surface that it had reached the area known to sailors as ‘The cushion of the sea.”
Although the ocean may be whipped into huge waves by high winds, the waters below are never stirred. The Christian’s mind will be protected against the distracting waves of worry if it is resting completely in the good providence of God. There, sheltered by His grace and encouraged by His Holy Spirit, the believer can find the perfect tranquillity that only Christ can provide.
Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.