Life is Like Being at Sea

“When we had sailed slowly many days, and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, the wind not permitting us to proceed, we sailed under the shelter of Crete off Salmone.”

Acts 27:7

Why would God take almost an entire chapter in the Bible to tell us about a ship in a storm? Because it is more than history. The Holy Spirit has taken this story and made an incredible illustration with a great spiritual application for all of us because life is like a voyage. Sometimes the sea is calm, sometimes the wind blows softly, sometimes the sun is shining, and thank God for those times. Maybe that’s where you are right now, just sailing along, and if you are, enjoy it. It’s a gift of God. But sometimes the wind rises, the sky darkens, and we find ourselves amid a terrible storm. And that’s the way life is. This chapter is an illustration of every human being sailing between two eternities. Sometimes things are good and sometimes things are bad. But God is in control of it all.

  • If you compare your life to being at sea, what are the wind and waves like currently?
  • How have you seen God work in seasons of good and bad “weather”?

ACTION POINT

Read Acts 27. Take time today to thank God for the season He has you in and for the confidence you can have that He is working in your life.