“Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told. Acts 27:25
While Paul was being sailed to Rome for his court hearing, they encountered a fierce storm which everyone believed they would lose their life. But Paul knowing Gods will by the Holy Spirit assured them they would all survive, they just need to keep courage!
You may be going through a storm today in your life, maybe your going through a personal battle today, remember that God knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10). Remember one day to God is a thousand years for us (2 Peter 3:8) Our timing is not the same as Gods timing, we need to have patience and faith!
The men on the ship have been stuck in the storm for 14 days now and running out of food. Most of the men were planning on abandoning ship and try to swim to shore. But Paul told them “Unless you remain with the ship, you cant be saved (Acts 27:31). This happens in our own lives also, many times when things get tough our initial instinct is to “cut and run”. But sometimes in order to see Gods miracles we need to stay in the storm and ride it out.
Eventually they made it safely to land, just as the Holy Spirit promised to Paul. What if they went against Gods will and jumped overboard. They might have all lost their lives. Its import to trust in God because his ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts are higher than our thoughts! Keep Your Courage In Jesus Name!
Heavenly Father, please help us to put our faith and trust in you, even during our storms we know you have made a way for our salvation in Jesus name Amen