‘I have faith in God that it will happen just as He told me.’ Acts 27:25 NIV
On his way to Rome, Paul went through a devastating storm. His story teaches us three valuable lessons:
(1) Your disobedience can cause you to experience a storm. Because the captain wouldn’t heed Paul’s warning, he lost his ship, his cargo, and almost his life. Your disobedience can cause a storm in your health, your finances, your family, and your career. God doesn’t preface His commandments by saying, ‘If you feel like it, do this.’ No. He means what He says and He intends it for your good, so pay attention!
(2) You’re not alone in the storm. God is with you and He’s watching over you. Paul said: ‘Last night an angel… stood beside me, and he said, “Don’t be afraid, Paul…God in His goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.” So take courage! For I believe God.’ (Acts 27:23–25 NLT) With God on board, there’s not a storm powerful enough to take you under.
(3) When you stand on God’s promises, you have His authority. Paul may have looked like a prisoner, but in reality he had more power than the captain. Though bound in chains, he was the freest man on the ship. You see, when you’ve heard clearly from God, you can handle any situation because His Word says: ‘No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord.’ (Isaiah 54:17 NIV) So the word for you today is: keep trusting God and He will bring you through this storm!
SoulFood: Gen 10–12, Luke 8:1–15, Ps 108, Pro 3:31–32
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright [cy]