Have You Rejected God’s Guidance?

“Then, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come.”

Acts 27:29

In this verse, the sailors prayed in essence, “Oh! If I just had some light; if I just knew what to do!” But they had rejected God’s light. And now they found themselves in darkness. The sailors of that day didn’t have the modern instrumentation that we have today. They sailed by the stars, the sun, the moon, the land, and the shore. But the Bible tells us in Acts 27:20 that the storm was so fierce, all these things had disappeared. They were gone! What do you do, dear friend, when the stars go out of your night and the sun disappears out of your day? These sailors were in suffocating darkness, wishing for the day. And their hopes vanished.

  • What are some of the things you might be tempted to turn toward when you lose your spiritual bearings?
  • Why is it important that we heed God’s guidance in these situations and not reject it, as these men did?

ACTION POINT

Is there anywhere God is leading you that you haven’t obeyed? Act in obedience today.