Life has a habit of going in a different direction than we expected. We think we have found the perfect job, relationship, or our life just seems perfect…then something happens. At times, it is because of decisions we made recently or in the past. At other times, it is because of choices and consequences inflicted on us by others. But God has a way of working things out on our behalf.
Paul had the same problem. In Acts 27 – 28, we read the story of Paul, a prisoner at the time, trying to sail to Rome. He warned those in charge of the danger of the trip which could include loss to the ship, cargo and possibly the lives of those on the ship. However, his warning was ignored. While at sea, the storm came but God had plans for Paul to go to Rome and saved the lives of everyone on the ship.
After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. Acts 27:21-22 (NIV)
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