An old seaman once said, "In fierce storms we must do one thing, for there is only one way to survive: we must put the ship in a certain position and keep her there."
And this, dear Christian, is what you must do.
Sometimes, like Paul, you cannot see the sun or the stars to help you navigate when the storm is bearing down on you.
This is when you can do only one thing, for there is only one way.
Reason cannot help you, past experiences will shed no light, and even prayer will bring no consolation.
Only one course remains: you must put your soul in one position and keep it there.
You must anchor yourself steadfastly upon the Lord.
And then, come what may—whether wind, waves, rough seas, thunder, lightning, jagged rocks, or roaring breakers—you must lash yourself to the helm, firmly holding your confidence in God's faithfulness, His covenant promises, and His everlasting love in Christ Jesus."