Daily Radio Bible Podcast
I Told You So - But it’s Going to be OK
Today’s readings are Job 18, Psalm 114, and Acts 27 – 28. We are reading from the New Living Translation.
I told you so. That’s what Paul says to this crew of men that are fearful for their lives. I told you that it’s best for you to stay put and wait on God.
Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Crete. You would have avoided all this damage and loss.
It’s best to let God be our navigator, let Him chart our course. But, as this story points out, even if we have navigated ourselves smack dab into a tsunami, it’s not too late. We can still heed God’s word, let Him take the helm, navigate and course correct. There may be damage but we will live and see another day, and be the wiser.
But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down. (Acts 27:25, 22 NLT)
Paul is calling out to the men not to be afraid, blown away by fear. Instead, he urges them to steady themselves with God’s word – to remember what God said.
Christian, are you in the storm? Have you navigated yourself into a 14-day gale? Has the sun become dark and the stars hidden from you? Are people around you losing heart? Paul wants you to hear and heed God’s word. God is wanting to meet you in your storm. He can be the navigator of your life, even if this is the 11th hour. Let him meet you there and feed you there. Luke gives us this little detail – that Paul encouraged everyone around him, to eat.
Please eat something now for your own good. For not a hair of your heads will perish. (Acts 27:34 NLT)
He took some bread and broke it and ate it. It was an example to all those who were there, and you too, that God is desiring to feed, strengthen and encourage you – right where you are – in the middle of the storm.
Take courage and believe in God. Hear God’s Word well. He can be your Navigator today, no matter what you’ve done. He can course correct and see you safely to shore. Let him have the helm of your life. He will meet you and feed you and be the Captain on the journey.