The coming together of events that drastically aggravates a situation… ‘the perfect storm”
“It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high—tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologist deemed it “the perfect storm,” a narrative written by Sebastian Junger.
In Act 27:9-12, a lot of time had been lost and it was getting late in the season. Paul could see that the voyage was going to be dangerous and told the men they should not sail. The group listened to the pilot and the owner of the ship. The majority decided to sail.
The majority did what they wanted, when they wanted, no matter the consequences. There ship was thrown to the left and to the right! They had to have been frightened! When they had given up all hope, Paul gave them the “I told you so” treatment! He told them the ship would be lost, but they would survive. Have courage!
Are there any storms raging over you right now?
Are you rolling with the storm? Giving way to the wind and where it tosses? Allowing your flesh to lead you because you believe you have no choice?
You have another choice, just like these men, you can receive God’s grace and accept where he leads.
“…for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13, NIV)
Love Heart, we all face storms in our life. Some are worse than others, but how are you going to respond into the New Year? Grace or your old patterns? If you think about it…your way didn’t work out so well. Trust Him with your every need. Don’t be satisfied with where you are. God wants so much more for each of us.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2, NIV)
Trust Him ~Deb