Paul endured many hardships on account of his faith. And one of the most dramatic events was recorded in Acts 27, when Paul’s prison transport was caught up in a violent storm at sea. There is no indication that the apostle ever gave into fear. In fact, it was quite the opposite – he showed resolute faith. So is there a lesson in this? Yes. Life will slam us with storms, physically and metaphorically. Our response in such moments will reveal much about our faith, or lack thereof. God, throughout Scripture, has promised to tend to us. To care for us. To not forsake us. In short, God has promised to forever lead, and guide, us. So why is it that we often fret, and worry about our life’s outcome? Paul showed steadfast resolve and determined to acknowledge that God was stronger than the storm that was engulfing him. What a testimony he provided in the crisis to the other passengers aboard the ship. The point being, God is always greater than the predicament facing us, and can still be praised, even from the eye of the storm.
Acts 27:25 “‘So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.’” (NIV)
Kevin Orr (12/5/2018)