In the early days in the West, the circuit-riding preachers had to swim their horses across the rivers.
They tell us that when they were crossing swollen & overflowing rivers if they fixed their gaze upon the swirling waters around them they were likely to become dizzy & falling from their seat, be swept away by the flood.
But if they fixed their eye upon the trunk of a great tree on the bank, or upon some mighty rock, or upon the summit of a hill or mountain, they rode through in safety.
In the storms of life faith gives us balance & calm & safety, for we fix our eye, not upon the shifting scene about us, but upon the eternal God.
Mat 14:29-30 (ICB): Jesus said, “Come.” And Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. But when Peter saw the wind and the waves, he became afraid and began to sink. He shouted, “Lord, save me!”
“The more you trust Jesus and keep your eyes focused on Him, the more life you'll have. Trusting God brings life. Believing brings rest. So stop trying to figure out everything, and let God be God in your life.” - Joyce Meyer.