“Riding The Storm” by Kirk Hunt
And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
Acts 27:22–23 KJV
The wind-driven salt water stung Paul’s face just like everyone else. The Apostle suffered with nausea from two weeks of violent pitching, like everyone else. The storm beat and battered everyone on the ship, without exception.
To the trained experts, the situation seemed forlorn of anything positive. Still, Paul stood up in the middle of the group with words of hope. Not because he was missing the storm, but because He was riding the storm.
We do God and ourselves a disservice. We try to limit how He can act. We set up rules that limit His salvation.
God’s angels can chat and visit with water-soaked believers. Even in the middle of a typhoon. His hope can shine through, even when rain and storm-clouds block the sun. If you let Him, God can ride the storm with you as well.
God does not have to stop the storm to ride with you. You can climb on to His hope at any time. When the wind is howling at its loudest, God’s power shines brightest.
Everyone on the ship made it safely to land. The angel did not lie to Paul. Paul passed on what he knew was a true and complete message: God is riding the storm with us.
Think: God’s power can shine in any circumstances.
Pray: “Lord, help me to live, knowing you ride the storm with me.”
Copyright © December 2011, Kirk Hunt