Listen to the Word and not the wind
The Apostle Paul sailed in too many stormy seas.
The Apostle Peter, Jesus, and Jonah all sailed likewise.
Storms are a disturbed state that float or careen into all lives.
Waves roll, rains pelt and winds roar. Each storm pretends fear is the only possible human response to its threats. But, storms are also God's mechanism to exchange fear for faith.
Paul explains how to survive hurricane force weather, and enduring storms - keep up your courage, keep up your courage. (Read Acts 27 & 28)
Courage is a loud theme of Scripture, its pillar is faith.
The Old Testament prophet Isaiah wrote:
- You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat... (25:4)
- You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. (26:3)
- Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord is the Rock eternal (26:4)
- My soul yearns for You in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for You (26:9)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Solitude and silence can never be separated from the call to unceasing prayer.' ~ Henri Nouwen