"Christians may sometimes have their sinking fits. And though the depths of calamity into which the godly may fall may be as deep as hell, yet this is our great comfort—the mercy of God lies even deeper! 'For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord' (Rom. 8:38-39). However, this is hard to grasp for those who are sinking and smartingly feel all of God's waves and billows rolling over them. But whether they see it or not, God's blessing lies ready to pounce like a lion upon the sinking soul. God's everlasting arms are undergirding you in your deepest extremities. His arms are strong and long, and can reach to the bottom beyond all misery and distress that Christians are subject to in this life. Indeed, mercy seems to be asleep when we are sinking, but it will awaken in time for our help! God will arise at the fittest season to help and deliver his sinking people."