“It is a saying of Luther: ‘The sea of God’s mercies should swallow up all our particular afflictions.’
Name any affliction that is upon you: there is a sea of mercy to swallow it up.
If you pour a pailful of water on the floor of your house, it makes a great show
but if you throw it into the sea, there is no sign of it.
So, afflictions considered in themselves, we think are very great,
but let them be considered with the sea of God’s mercies we enjoy,
and then they are not so much,
they are nothing in comparison.”
~ Jeremiah Burroughs