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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: In the Same Storm

on March 12, 2014

Every homeschool day, the kids and I read a short Bible passage together.  These days we’re in the book of Acts, and we’ve just gotten through Paul’s harrowing journey on a ship from Crete bound for Italy.  After being tossed by the tempest, and seeing “neither sun nor stars” for many days, the crew and passengers had given up hope of surviving (Acts 27:20).  In the midst of this, Paul stood before the men and urged them to take heart (vv. 21-22)!  It really struck me that Paul could encourage his fellow travelers, even though he was going through the same storm as they were.

How was he able to do that?

Because Paul had heard from God, and he knew that the situation would work out in their favor (vv. 23-25).

Isn’t that true for me, too?  Have I not heard from God?  I know that whatever my family may go through—financial, marital, medical, anything and everything—will work out for our good (Romans 8:28).  So I can be an encouragement, even as we go through the same storm.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  2 Cor 1:3-4

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What has God shown you in the Word lately?


One response to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: In the Same Storm

  1. Thank you for sharing these sweet promises with us. So encouraging to know that His sovereign hand is protecting me!

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