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Pitch Black. Dead of Night. Hope is Lost.

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We each face seasons in our lives when the sun and stars stop shining. I've been there, more than once. But the storm stilled and God brought me through to the other side.

I have been fascinated by a story in Acts 27 when Paul was on a ship in the middle of a nasty storm. Here Paul updates us about what is going on:

"When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days,
and the storm continued raging....
we finally gave up all hope of being saved." Acts 27:20

Have you been in a storm that keeps raging and you are wondering when it will let up? Have you lost all hope of being saved?

The story doesn't end in destruction. God showed up in the middle of the storm. An angel He appeared to Paul in a dream.
"Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail w…

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