A submarine was being tested & had to remain submerged for many hours. When it returned to the harbor, the captain was asked, “How did the terrible storm last night affect you?”
The officer looked at him in surprise & 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 & encouraged by His Holy Spirit, the believer can find the perfect tranquility that only Christ can provide.
Lord Jesus said: “I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid.”(John 14:27 CEV)
“First keep peace with yourself and then you can also bring peace to others.” - Thomas a Kempis.
“Some people seem to be at peace - but in fact they're just resting up between fights.” - John Hagee.