When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved. After the men 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. Last night an angel of the God whose I am 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 with you.’ So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. (Acts 27:20-25 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, I am grateful that I can have courage in any challenge I face because Your Word and promises will never fail. Paul stood firm in faith that it would happen just as You told him, and it did. Help me to have that same determination and see Your Word fulfilled in my life. Thank You for Your unfailing love by which I can rest confidently and have peace in any situation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.