Scripture: Acts. 28:1-4
Once we were safe on shore, we learned that we were on the island of Malta. 2 The people of the island were very kind to us. It was cold and rainy, so they built a fire on the shore to welcome us.
3 As Paul gathered an armful of sticks and was laying them on the fire, a poisonous snake, driven out by the heat, bit him on the hand. 4 The people of the island saw it hanging from his hand and said to each other, “A murderer, no doubt! Though he escaped the sea, justice will not permit him to live.”
Every life problem that we face in life is a typical storm. These storms come in various forms and at any time of life; be it when we feel to be very close to the Almighty God or when we feel our love for Christ is a bit on the low side.
In the above quoted text, the disciples find themselves in a terrible storm. Now many times storms catch us when we’re not expecting them. This was probably true for the disciples, as this storm came even when Jesus was with them in the ship!
Never make a quick judgement just after a storm. You need to be patient soon after a storm because you can make a wrong decision. Never make another deal soon after another one has flopped; your judgement is affected. Never rush into another relationship soon after getting into heartbreak. the devil tends to give you a false replacement which then leads you into another disaster.
Whatever that is presented to us is not always gold – some may be fake. Any action after the storm matters the most; you need to be very careful. You don’t drop principles when you are coming from a storm. When you have gone for months without a salary, be calm in order to make proper decision. Do not allow bitterness and anger to take control of your life soon after a storm because you will regret.
Mind you, the more you face downfalls in life will lead you into a life full of disaster and that is caused by lack of patience, sacrifice and calmness.
We give all glory to God. Mbiri kunaJesu.