I love how the psalmist compares the fast to a great sea... Leavening images of a challenging journey where some patches are rough, others are smooth... The sea is very deep and storms (temptations, struggles, passions) will come. But we are on the sea with a destination in mind. We are out at sea with a purpose. Use your nautical tools: prayer services, fasting, alms giving... Don't get lost at sea. Keep your eye on the horizon. Soon we will cry out "Land, Ho!" And the relief of salvation will come as we sing "Christ is risen from the dead!"