Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. Acts 27:25
The dark floors of the world’s oceans are littered with gold, jewels, and treasures of immense value—cargos of thousands of ships that have perished through the centuries. Earlier this year, priceless objects were salvaged from the Mentor, which was loaded with treasures from the Parthenon when it sank off the coast of Greece in 1802.
The apostle Paul’s ship nearly sank in a terrific storm in the fall of A.D. 59, while Paul was being transported as a prisoner to Rome. The crew lost hope of being saved, but Paul had a word from God—and he believed God, that it would be just as He said.
In the storms of life, we not only have a word from God; we have the Word of God. No matter what storms are sent by Satan, there are verses to keep us afloat.
Acts 27:25 gives us one of the simplest definitions of faith in the Bible—believing that it will be just as God has told us in His Word. His promises are unsinkable, and they will always keep our heads above water.
The Word of God is sure to give up its treasures to prayerful, humble search. M. Rhodes