Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.…
A vessel is wrecked: one after another of her crew is swept away, and disappears. As she heaves to and fro, it seems as if every moment she would break up, and send her shivering passengers down into the deep. There is the cabin boy, thinking of his mother and his home, and praying, though scarcely hoping to be saved, when a plank floats past. Eagerly he lays hold of it, rests his whole weight upon it; and, while others perish, he is safe. That describes you. As you are just about to go down, the plank floats along, comes near you — within reach, within arm's length. That plank is Christ. Lay hold of Him, rest yourself upon Him. He can bear your whole weight — the whole weight of your sins, which would have sank you to perdition — the whole weight of your soul. Try Him; and, like a sailor who tried Him, you'll be able joyfully to say even in dying, "The plank bears, the plank bears!"
(J. H. Wilson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.