Acts 27:25 NLT So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said.
Paul was on his way to Rome when he said this, and he was in a great storm. Perhaps you are in a storm this week, I pray you can learn some lessons from this study and just believe God.
a. Disobedience can cause a storm!
God used Paul to warn the owner of the ship about the coming storm, but he refused to listen. His disobedience cost him dearly; he lost his ship, his cargo and almost lost his life. We need to learn that our disobedience to God's Word can cost us our health, our family, our finances, our career and almost as certainly our life.
b. Everyone probably faces a storm at sometime!
You may be in a storm today but you are not alone, God knows what you are facing and He can send His angels to watch over you.
Acts 27:23-24 For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me, 24 and he said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.’ 25 So take courage!
c. God is on your side so you will be fine!
Even though Paul was a prisoner and bound in chains; he actually had more authority than the captain. He was freer in his captivity because he was on a mission for God the creator.
Isaiah 54:17 NLT But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord their vindication will come from me I the Lord, have spoken!
Don't let the storm faze you; you are safe IN the storm just don’t let it get IN you!