The Cushion of The Sea

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For Saturday April 1, 2023

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God.

A number of years ago, a submarine being tested had to be submerged for several hours. Upon returning to harbor, the captain was asked, “How did that terrible storm last night affect you?” Surprised, the captain exclaimed, “Storm? We didn’t even know there was one!” Their submarine was so far beneath the surface that it had reached what sailors refer to as “the cushion of the sea”—a depth at which the waters are never stirred, despite any commotion on the surface.

In our fast-paced world, it is a challenge to slow down and remember that God is in control. We are a society of do-everything, go-everywhere, get-it-done people who mistakenly believe we can handle everything if we just keep going. In reality, we need to become so submerged in God’s peace that no matter what’s happening in our lives, we are able to remain as calm as “the cushion of the sea.”

If you feel overwhelmed, bogged down, or burned out, add one more activity to your daily schedule: spend time with almighty God. That is the only way to reach the depth needed to find true calm in the midst of any storm.

In the name of Jesus Christ, who was never in a hurry, we pray,
O God, that You will slow us down, for we know that we live too fast.


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David Jeremiah, Turning Points with God: 365 Daily Devotions (Tyndale, 2014)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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