Small boats are good for small seas, whereas the challenges of bigger seas necessitate bigger and stronger boats. But it needs more than just having a bigger and stronger boat to sail over deep seas. You must have the skills necessary for navigating deeper seas, and there also must be willing shoulders to help you launch a bigger boat.
Once in a while, dark clouds may come floating over our lives. But not all the time they come merely to carry rain or usher storm. Sometimes they appear simply to add color to the sky over us and to give accent to the progression of our life's scenery.
The peaks make the valleys and the valleys make the peaks. We all go through peaks and valleys -- that's how souls grow. We learn more in our valley experiences than on our mountaintops.
[Psalm 23:4] No matter how dark the valley you may be going through, do not be afraid, for the Lord God is with you. His rod's protection and His staff's guidance shall bring you comfort.