“For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12, NASB)
“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 conclusion. 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, lightening, jagged rocks, or roaring breakers – you must lash yourself to the helm, firmly hold your confidence in God’s faithfulness, His covenant promises, and His everlasting love Christ Jesus. (Richard Fuller) “
(from Streams in the Desert by L. B. Cowman, April 1, page 138)