The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him.

Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.

The worst had happened. Everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger.

“God, how could you do this to me?” he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him.

“How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers.

“We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It’s easy to get discouraged sometimes when things appear to be going badly. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering.

Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

21 Responses to God’s Ways

  1. Israel says:

    Wow! God’s ways are never ours because all things work together for good to His children> He knows and He cares for His own. Praise the Lord am blessed by this inspiration.

  2. Manilyn says:

    thank you for the inspiring message 🙂
    To God be the Glory!

  3. David says:

    God’s Ways, Higher Ways Indeed.

  4. Alick Openje Chirwa says:

    God’s time is the best. I needed these words to sooth my heart. Thank you Lord for speaking to me. You have offered a solution to my problem. Thanks go to the Holly Spirit for signalling His attention to summon such a sufficient grace of God for me.


    This reminds that ” in all things we are more than a conqueror” amen.

  6. Paul Langford says:

    Great message and has come at the right time for me personally. Thank you

  7. Eskinder says:

    Wonderful and uplifting!!!

  8. jackie says:

    Thanks for the reminder that Good works ALL things for good. AMEN

  9. carole says:

    Thank you for the message, it has helped me to see exactly what is going on in my blessed

  10. Bizu says:

    It is inspiring. Please God give us a wisdom to follow your way! Amen!!!

  11. Noel says:

    He always makes a way when there is no way…. My hut is smoking…..but i know He that does not slumber nor sleep is in control. Bless everyone here.

  12. Crystal says:

    Right on time! Thanks for sharing …God Bless

  13. Angela says:

    My faith is also tested these days, just what I needed to hear and thats also what I believe deep down inside.

  14. MED says:

    Vital, peace giving message… God’s kind of \peace ghat is, that passes all understanding

  15. SYD says:

    Very hopeful and inspiring!

  16. Harvellia L. Thomas says:

    WOW!!! Powerful words. Thanks.

  17. alice bittah says:

    Just what I needed to hear. God bless you

  18. Minerva Davila says:

    That was very inspiring thanks for sharing

  19. Angie says:

    Thank you for the reminder. Neat story

  20. Flav says:

    Encouraging to remember that His Love knows no bounds. Let us trust Him to do what is good for us.

  21. Fidel Reid says:

    Thank you for sharing that word with me.

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