When Storms Rage – Part 3
Scripture Reading: Acts 27:13-26
Key Verse: Acts 27:20
The terrible storm raged for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone.
Do storms of life come against unbelievers? Of course, they do—everyone who still has breath has struggles. The Bible reminds us that the rain falls on both the righteous and the unrighteous (Matthew 5:45). The meaning of that statement is clear—everyone faces the storms of life!
What advantage is there to be a believer—one who walks with God—if there is no protection from the storms of life? The advantage comes when and only when the believer keeps faith during the storm. Our faith will remind us that God won’t give us more than we can take. Our faith, if it holds steady in the storm, tells us God makes all things work together for good. Our faith will help us enjoy peace in the midst of the storm if we will stay focused on what God has promised to His children during a storm.
When we read this story in Acts 27, we note how the Apostle Paul kept his cool and helped others keep theirs. Paul had an up to date relationship with God, through Jesus. He knew God’s promises and lived them! The angel, like our Bibles, reminded Paul of those promises and helped Paul stay in faith! God has protected the Bible from being destroyed by unbelievers of the past that were determined to either burn it or ban it. God was stronger and it is still the most published book in the world. Read it and let it make you strong.
Father, Your Word, the Bible, is my book. I will read it and learn to live it out in my everyday life! In Jesus’s name, amen.