Summary: Another tragedy that often happens when some people are going through a storm, is that they stop being faithful to God in the area of giving. So the third anchor we must throw out is
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1. When You’re In A Storm, You Cannot Depend On Human Wisdom
The sailors that were traveling with Paul were skilled and knowledgeable men. They knew what to do when they found themselves caught in a storm so they begin to lighten the ship’s load and even threw the tackle overboard.
One of the most difficult things to do when you’re going through a storm will be to resist the temptation to handle your storms in the way that you think they should be handled.
2. When You’re In A Storm, You Can Depend On Godly Wisdom
After the sailors had done all that they knew to do, Paul stands up and gives them the “Word of the Lord” to let them know that they will all survive the storm they were in.
Whenever you’re in the middle of a storm, you need to remember that God will still be talking to you, you can depend on whatever He tells you and that He will bring you through every storm that you ever face!
3. When You’re In A Storm, You Need To Drop Some Anchors
Acts 4:29 says, “Then, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come.”
A. The Anchor of Prayer
Jeremiah 33:3 God says, “Call unto Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”
Whenever a storm comes your way, don’t be like these sailors and let prayer be the last thing that you do. Drop to your knees and pray before you try to do anything else!
B. The Anchor of Fellowship
Hebrews 10:25 Living Bible says, “Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other especially now that the day of His coming back again is drawing near.”
So many times, Christians make the mistake of pulling away from their church whenever they are going through a storm. Satan knows that if he can get you separated from the rest of the Body that you are an easy target for him.
Another tragedy that often happens when some people are going through a storm, is that they stop being faithful to God in the area of giving. So the third anchor we must throw out is
C. The Anchor of Faithfulness
Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not lose heart.”
Sometimes when people are going through a storm, they will quit being faithful to the ministry that God has called them to.
2 Corinthians 8:1-4 Contemporary English Version says, 1“We want you to know that the churches in Macedonia have shown others how kind God is. 2Although they were going through hard times and were very poor, they were glad to give generously. 3They gave as much as they could afford, and even more, simply because they wanted to. 4They even asked and begged us to let them have the joy of giving their money for God’s people.”
The Macedonian Christians were going through an incredible storm but they still remained faithful in their giving. In fact, the text tells us that they “begged” Paul to allow them the opportunity to give.