And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
~ Mark 4:38-39
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
~ Psalm 46:1-3
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
~ Isaiah 42:3
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
~ Isaiah 43:2
Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
~ Acts 27:29-31
And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
~ Acts 27:44
Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
~ 2 Corinthians 11:25
If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
~ 2 Corinthians 11:30-31
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
~ Romans 5:3-4
A Thanksgiving After a Storm, by James Janeway.
I praise and glorifie thy holy Name, O Lord, for all thy mercies and blessings vouchsafed unto me, especially for this thy last great Deliverance, wherein I was incompassed in that wide Ocean, whom thou hast set bounds and limits to; if thou, O Lord, hadst not been on my side, the Sea had swallowed me up quick, and I had gone down into the deep of silence; but thou hast been my God and my Deliverer, and hast put a new Song into my Mouth, even a Song of Praise and Thanksgiving unto my God.
I acknowledge O Lord, that thou art the God of all the Earth, and of them that remain in the broad Sea: Blessed for ever, and magnified be thy Name, that thou hast not cast me out of thy sight, nor turned thy Mercy from me; I have escaped thy raging Sea, and the noise of the proud Waves have done me no harm, if thy Almighty Providence had not protected me, the streams had gone over my Soul: But the stormy Wind and Tempest I have narrowly escaped, the storm is ceased, and I am safely delivered.
And now what shall I render to thee O Lord, for this, and all other thy great benefits? I will offer up unto thee the Sacrifice of Thanksgiving, and will pay those vows I so solemnly made unto thee when I was in trouble; I will evermore remember, that my help is in the Lord, who made Heaven and Earth, and that thou art that God that can and will deliver me; let this thy mercy and loving kindness never depart my memory, but let me praise thy goodness, and sing of thy power, unto my life’s end.