Staying the Course with God – Beloved Women – May 31, 2019
“So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island.” - Acts 27:25-26 NIV
Have you ever felt stuck in life? A relationship strained. A plateau in your goals. Or maybe financial burdens, chronic illness, or watching a loved one make poor choices.
In Acts 27, the apostle Paul is taken prisoner for sharing the gospel and placed on a boat bound for Rome to stand trial. While in route, a violent storm sprang up and the ship broke apart on the remote island of Malta. Paul’s faith literally led him to a storm. Unfortunately, faith doesn’t prevent storms in our lives.
Even when it feels like we’re off course, God can still get us where He wants us to go. Surrendering to the detours is God’s grace period for you to grow. Let your faith stretch here. God is developing your character today for life just ahead.
Thank you, God, as my Shepherd and Loving Father, that your spirit helps me to stay the course with you when I feel stuck in life. When life doesn’t go the way I expect, and I’m tempted to grumble, help me remember you are still standing guard for my good. I can trust your unfailing love for me when the storms of life throw me off course. Despite being a prisoner of my own circumstances, move through me to help others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
During your season of waiting or feeling off-course, how will you respond to the detour? Will you share the gospel, pray for the sick, and help others take steps forward, even when it feels like your life is on hold?
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