With perfect peace you will protect those whose minds cannot be changed, because they trust you. Trust the Lord always, because the Lord, the Lord alone, is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 (GW)
Practically everyone on the boat was in great fear, and they knew they were heading for a shipwreck. All of the people were not ready to die, at least not in such tragic death. All were crying out loud to an unknown deity. Hopefully, there is a God who would spare their lives. Except for one prisoner who walked an intimate journey with his Lord.
Apostle Paul stood steadfast in his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He calmed the rest and assured them that they would be well. He preached the Gospel of the Lord and the Kingdom in the middle of these vicious storms. God honored him and brought perfect peace to everyone. Even though they may have lost the boat, but not a single soul loses his life.
You could be like Apostle Paul bringing in-depth assurance to those around you. Some of them probably are facing the vicious storm, but because of your confidence in Jesus; the steadfast faith in God, He would grant them perfect peace for your sake. Your faith in Christ matters to other people.
Your faith in Christ matters to other people.
A Prayer for Today:
Father, I thank you for your grace upon my life. You are the main reason I could be steadfast in the faith. It’s your love that blessed me with an in-depth assurance. Today, I fear no evil; I could overcome storms in this world with perfect peace, knowing that you are my everlasting rock. You will protect me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, and all of God’s people say.