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Don’t Need a Boat

By Reverend Tom Polk
Jones Swamp PH Church [email protected]

Have you ever been in a serious thunderstorm or maybe even a hurricane or tornado? In Acts 27, the apostle Paul is on a voyage to Rome, but gets caught in a storm that lasts for weeks. But some storms are not physical but rather spiritual storms. These storms will come suddenly in our life and unexpectedly and are so unpredictable. Storms are impartial. They happen to good people, and they happen to bad people. They happen to believers, and they happen to unbelievers. They happen to all of us. Storms sometimes happen right in the middle of God’s will.
Acts 27 has been considered the finest description of a sea voyage in the ancient world that is on record. This sea voyage might reasonably be called Paul’s forth missionary journey. We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it. Paul says that all would survive the storm but the boat would be destroyed. How were they going to survive without a boat? Paul knew that what God places in us is greater than anything hell places in front of us. Your destiny is not based in what’s in front of you but what God has inside of you.
Sometimes we lose our boat but God says you will still make it. What we have lost will not hinder what we will conquer! You thought that your boat was your job! My money is my boat. My relationship is my boat but then they sank! Even when we lose our boat, we won’t drown. Why? Because God said so! God is stronger than anything that you face in this world! It’s time to stop crying about the boat you lost! Stop asking God to restore your past. Stop clinging to what you should have thrown overboard a long time ago. You should have thrown Jonah off a long time ago! God is not interested in your past but releasing your future. You don’t need a boat! You need God!

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