Each of us is like a little ship on a large ocean.  Sometimes the ocean is peaceful, sometimes there is a breeze, sometimes there are storms, and sometimes there is a monsoon.  What do we do during these times?  Let us remember that we are not to let natural things that take place in our lives become giant problems, but remember that these things will be gone soon, our sailing days will be smoother.  The Bible says that the natural things we see today, will be gone tomorrow.  Therefore our focus should be on the eternal things of God which never change and will be there tomorrow and forever.  Lift up your eyes!  Look up!  Your redemption draws near!