“When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete.
‘So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.’”
- Acts 27:13,25
Doors open and opportunity arises. We’ve all been there when the wind blows us to something new, but oftentimes what seemed like a dream becomes a nightmare that tests us and causes us to grow. It could be a relationship that seemed so right and then turns wrong. It could be the perfect job that you realize you have no passion for. It could be treatment for an illness that worked well for others, but didn’t for you. Wherever the wind has blown you, whether into a harbor or into stormy seas, take courage today that God is holding you close.
[Upward] What did this passage reveal to you about God? Praise him for being that God.
[Inward] What did this passage bring up in you? Be honest with God about your questions and shortcomings, your fears and desires.
[Outward] What does this passage call me to in relationship to others in my world? Ask God to help you take your place in the new chapter of the Book of Acts that is being written in your life today.