There is a story of about a sea captain who in his retirement skippered a boat
taking day-trippers to Shetland Islands .
On one trip, the boat was full of young people. They laughed at the old captain
when they saw him say a prayer before sailing out, because the day was fine and
the sea was calm.
However they weren't long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat
began to pitch violently. The terrified passengers came to the captain and asked
him to join them in prayer.
But he replied,
"I say my prayers when it's calm. When it's rough I attend to my
Here is a lesson for us.......
If we cannot seek God in quiet moments of our lives; we are not likely to find
him when trouble strikes. We are more likely to panic.
But if we have learnt to seek him and trust him in quiet moments, then most
certainly we will find him when the going gets rough.