Funny how things work together, is it not?
Earlier this week my post was about the text for our sermon on Sunday (Acts 27). For some reason it really stayed with me.....Well, read my this morning's devotion from Streams in the Desert by L. B. Cowman....."There are degrees to faith........The first phase believes when there are favorable emotions, the second believes when there is the absence of feeling, but this third form of faith believes God and His Word when circumstances, emotions, appearances, people, and human reason all urge to the contrary.Paul exercised this faith in Acts 27: v.20 & 25:And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away. (v. 20)Not withstanding all this Paul said,Wherefore, Sirs, be of good cheer; for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told to me. (v. 25)May God give us faith to fully trust His Word though everything witness the other way." -C.H.P. (from Streams in the Desert, July 21)
Be of good cheer...