The surface of life is fraught with anxiety, hardships, pressures, and grief. There may be a great war in the Middle-East, you may owe more on your house than it is worth, the pressure to get things done my be overwhelming, or a dear friend or relative may have recently departed.
Life is like an ocean. On the surface the water is turbulent and unpredictable, whereas water deep down is calm. You can’t escape the turbulence in your own life, but you can choose to live out your life in the depths of your being. Jesus says, “look to Me first, look to eternity, stay in the depths.” That’s good advice for all of us.