This quote really creates a visual of total loss of control. I have experienced swimming out too far in the gulf. I could see the shore, but knew I couldn't get to it. Thankfully someone came to my rescue. The point is when you're out on the sea, you are at God's mercy.
Luke 5:4When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
It is in the deep we find our blessing. To follow God's lead into scary waters and rest in his promises is not easy. It is human nature to try to do it ourselves, whatever "it" is for you. I remember the time when my two year old stated, firmly; "I CAN DO IT MYSELF".
The fact is we cannot do "it" by ourselves. Whether or not you are a believer, none of us can do life alone. We need each other. Personally, I don't know how anyone survives the trials of this life without faith in God.
Believing in God, believing God and following God, are all very different things. The further we get from shore, the scarier things become.… Psalm 77:10 "Then I said, "It is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed." 11I shall remember the deeds of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
When King David was stricken with grief, he called to remembrance, the times God had come through. We can do the same thing for ourselves when we feel scared and alone. I for one have many memories of times God came to save me. To set things right. To comfort me.
Fantasizing the freedom to remember how faithful and mighty is my God. To trust Him without question.