Acts 27:10-11 NIV 2011
“Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to the ship and cargo, and to our own lives also.” But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship.
Paul was on the Lord’s mission when he told the crew it would not end well. They sailed from Crete departing for Rome and ended up in a storm. Paul boldly approached the men. He’d heard the angel of God’s words the night before. Acts 27:23, “Last night an angel of God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul.’” The centurion chose to trust the words of men rather than those from God. The Lord asks His people to trust Him.
How often do I actually really trust the Lord? I shared with some sweet friends today that there are times I’m out in the deep water alone when I realize I’m by myself. He keeps me from sinking but I have to do the hard work of swimming back to shore. I learn lots with each stroke I take. He is right beside me cheering me on telling me I can do it, just take another stroke and trust me. Paul’s my example to trust Him daily even in deep waters.
What deep waters are swirling around us?