The Apostle Paul experiences a literal shipwreck in Acts Chapter Twenty-Seven. We may wonder why Luke wrote such a detailed account of this voyage since Paul had been shipwrecked before. Perhaps the Holy Spirit, speaking through Luke, wanted us to see God’s providential care in fulfilling His promise to see Paul safely to Rome.
We are more likely to experience a figurative shipwreck today. Life has a way of bringing to us troubled seas. If you have ever felt like you have been cast upon a deserted island, wondering why you are there and what to do next the most important thing to remember is to keep your fire for the Lord burning in your heart.
All of us face some rain in our lives and there are times when the rain turns to a storm likened unto a hurricane that whips us in circles. The winds can blow against us and shake our faith. Life’s storms have a way of sapping our strength, draining our energy, weakening our hope and crushing our resolve. Hold on to God in the storms. Galatians 6:9 reminds us the harvest is ahead. Don’t give up! Romans 12:11 tells us to keep our spiritual fervor. Stay close to God, feed on His Word and devote yourself to prayer. In this way, the storms of life may shake you, but will not deter you from the Heavenly course (Philippians 3:14).