Spend time in prayer and silence with God, asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up hope of being saved. After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me and 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.’ So, keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as He told me.”
– Acts 27:20-25
In the face of fierce adversity, Paul continued to trust in God. His faith inspired the other men on the boat as well. Even though the ship would be destroyed, all the men’s lives would be spared. God kept His Word to Paul. His faith did not falter even though he knew he would have to stand trial before Caesar. “Circumstances cannot imprison the human spirit. The presence of God makes all the difference.” – E. Lutzer
The Big Question
Paul was able to weather the storm because he knew God was with him. Paul could face a daunting future because he knew God was with him. When the storms of life howl, where do you take shelter?
Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting on what God revealed to you today.