When a gentle southerly breeze came up, they weighed anchor, thinking it would be smooth sailing. But they were no sooner out to sea than a gale-force wind, the infamous nor’easter, struck. They lost all control of the ship. It was a cork in the storm. Acts 27:13-15 The Message
Does it look like your ship is going down? Like maybe this is the storm that will finish you off?
Man, have I been there!
But, you know what?
When you are in a storm that is like the one the apostle Paul encountered?
God sees. You know He does. Your faith tells you, “He knows all about it.”
And, just when you’re wondering if maybe He isn’t coming this time. Maybe you should just give up, and walk away?
Someone declares to your wondering heart, “The angels are coming!”
Are you asking for a sign?
If you are then, you have got to listen to this message!
I tell you it is a real corker, and “the sign” you may have been asking for.
It is a mind-blowing message, is it not?
You know, sometimes I also wonder, “Was this really God, or am I just hearing things?”
Isn’t it nice to know Pastor’s ask those kind of questions, too?
Talk about getting a “sign”! I came out of my chair when that actual sign flashed on the screen! Especially after using all those pictures of ships in last week’s post.
I love how wonderfully intimate God is. He knows just what we need, and when we most need it.
Courage to go forward
I really needed that tangible reminder.
I had been praying, and praying. Not for a sign so much, as I just needed a little light for my next step.
Know what I mean?
Sometimes you just need a little something, and you don’t even know what that may be. You just know, when it shows up, you’ll know it’s from God.
But, a literal sign?
That is really nice too!
Remember, this is not “the end” of your story
Every “story” has a storm.
Every “storm” has a purpose.
Like the man said, “Don’t give up the ship!”
God is taking you to the other side.