A man at the church I attend spoke last Sunday (March 1st 2020) and the imagery he used sparked a picture in my mind, which I thought I might draw. He described a boat, perhaps in (life’s) stormy seas, carrying someone to the safety of the shore. Notice that the boat is breaking apart in the rough surf, but the person stepping off it is not worried, or concerned, since they have reach their destination. The man at church said “Don’t worry about the boat”, and that seemed quite profound to me. I took that comment to mean we shouldn’t be worried about the loss of what is behind us (in this case the boat we have been travelling on), but that we should simply be grateful to have reached the shore safely.
We can get so concerned about whether or not “we’ll make it”, but we are instead to simply trust God that we will make it through life’s roughest storms. After all, God promises never to leave us nor to forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). He doesn’t stop us experiencing storms, but he never leaves us to face them alone, which is a very comforting thought.