The storms of life can arise out of nowhere, but when we trust in Jesus we can face them without fear.
Passages: Acts 27:1–27:44, Proverbs 29
Storms seem to creep out of nowhere. You feel that slight change in wind, the temperature dips just a bit, and before you know it, the sky opens up in a downpour. How similar that is to our lives? In one moment of one day, all is going well. You are sailing right along as normal when everything changes. Maybe you find out your spouse is having an affair, you get a call your child has been in a terrible car accident, or someone close to you has passed away. It is like the rug is being ripped out from under you, and you are doing everything to hang on and not let yourself simply fall apart.
Emotions seem to rage like a sea during a storm. One moment, you are fully trusting the LORD to do something miraculous, while in the next it seems that all hope is lost. You cry out in grief and beg Jesus for a miracle. Then, somewhere during all the pain, He whispers His promises to you. You are His child whom He loves dearly. In Acts 27:24 Jesus said, “Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.” You see, not only did the LORD essentially tell Paul all would be OK, but He also reminded him of his calling. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to remind us of who we are in Christ. Jesus always wants the very best for us. Sometimes though, we have to come to the realization that yes, He is enough even in the most difficult of circumstances.