He is not the safest sailor who never saw a tempest;
he will do for fair-weather service, but when the storm is rising,
place at the important post the man who has fought out a gale,
who has tested the ship,
who knows her hulk sound,
her rigging strong,
and her anchor-flukes able to grasp and hold by the ribs of the world.
~excerpt Streams in the Desert
My friend, if you are sailing through a storm, be assured that your Saviour is strong, His grip is sure and He will sail with you through this tempest to bring you safely to the other shore.