Have you ever heard the phrase “you’re either going into a storm, going through a
storm, or coming out of a storm”?
What about the times when you just feel like you’re in a never-ending storm?
Take Paul for example.
He had been through multiple shipwrecks due to storms, but God always showed Himself faithful to get Paul through them.
In Acts 27, Paul encountered the worst storm of all—so terrible was this storm, that it had an ominous name: Euroclydon.
During the storm, all hope seemed lost—even Paul, the great apostle who suffered much and did so much for the cause of Christ—lost all hope.
With the waves crashing and the wind blowing, all the men on the ship didn’t think they would live.
BUT—in what seemed to be an unending darkness--God sent an angel to Paul, to assure
him no one would perish and that this storm wouldn’t last. Yes, they would be shipwrecked on an island, but not one person died.
God kept His promise to Paul.
“And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of
the ship. For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong
and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar;
and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ Therefore take heart,
men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.” (Acts 27:22-25)
We may not be in a “physical” boat right now out on the waves of the sea, but the
storms in our lives could be the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, a broken friendship
or relationship; feelings of betrayal or doubt.
Know that it’s okay to be afraid and doubt, it’s ok to grieve and be sorrowful. But also know that you can have hope and peace because Jesus is with you.
HE is your Hope and Peace.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may
overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13
Even the strongest of Christians, like Paul, can lose hope. Don’t give up. Praise Jesus and
thank Him for all the great things He has done. And remember that Jesus is faithful. He is in that boat right with you, He promises to never leave you or forsake you—even in the midst of the storm.
~ Heather Andrade