“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott
Navigating the waters of life…we leave the safety of the harbor (view last week’s blog Setting Sail) and are now learning to sail our ship. Then a hurricane approaches. True story!
The angel said, ‘Paul, do not be afraid. You must stand before Caesar. And God has promised you that he will save the lives of everyone sailing with you.’ So men, have courage. I trust in God that everything will happen as his angel told me. But we will crash on an island.” ~ Acts 27:24-26
Am I the only one who sees the irony here? Take courage we will all be saved, but we will crash on an island! Oh, well, in that case, I feel so much better.
Part of learning to navigate the waters of life includes surviving storms. They are coming. You will be interrupted, postponed, shipwrecked.
Great hurtling waves of disappointment followed just seconds later by the absolute euphoric joy and peace of having lived through that last breaker.
So how can we not be afraid? Where do we find the courage to sail through the storm? We call out to and rely on the same God the Apostle Paul trusted.
On the day I called to you, you answered me. You made me strong and brave. ~ Psalm 138:3 NCV
Have you left the harbor? Are you learning to sail your ship? Are you shipwrecked?
Whatever you are navigating call out to God and He will make you brave!