Jeremiah 3,4,5; Acts 27:1-26

I have a fear of storms. I have stayed the night at a friend’s house more than once, because I didn’t want to drive home surrounded by torrential rain, winds and lightening. But, when I did it was a tangible way for God to show me that He is in control and will get me home safely if I just trust Him. He has a sense of humor, because it is storming as I am writing this…

In Acts 27, Paul tried to warn the Centurion not to continue in the storm, that is was too dangerous. But, he was stubborn and would not listen to him. As a result, they lost food & cargo…but, Paul stayed his course and did not let the Centurion intimidate him. Instead, he proclaimed what God had told him…“Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail for Crete and incurred this injury and loss. Yet I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. For this very night, there stood before me and angel of God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and he said, “Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold God has granted you all those who sail with you. So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.” Acts 27:1-27 ESV

Unlike Paul, I think about times that I have been intimated by others and that has caused me to be distracted from my purpose. As well as how stubborn or impatient I can be. But, God remains faithful to bring me to my destination.

Dear Father, As I sit here and listen to the storm I am reminded of your majesty and power. That you are in control and you love me even when the storms surround me. Thank you for your faithfulness and that You always keep your promises. Amen

Amy(amyctanner)

 

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Filed under 66 Books, Acts, Jeremiah, New Testament, Old Testament

2 responses to “Jeremiah 3,4,5; Acts 27:1-26

  1. Kathy

    You are not alone in your fear of storms. I actually love them but it was a fierce thunderstorm that led Martin Luther to conversion. Hey, whatever it takes for God to get our attention, right?

  2. A friend sent me this verse the other day & it reminded me of my post…
    “I look up to the mountains-does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.” Psalm 121:1-8 NLT

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