Courage in the Storm

Sometimes, in the midst of any kind of storm in our lives, we start to wonder if there is any possibility we will come out alive.

Most of us lose hope in God and think He is no longer with us. God taught me about this some time ago. If He is with me, I can pass through any kind of storm and come out alive!

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I was in a situation of not knowing which direction I should take with my work and ministry as a pastor. I was newly employed with the Compassion family, and I knew that was exactly where the Lord called me to serve at this time and season.

But after a while, other people told me I made a wrong decision to be a full-time worker. I felt like I was not in a right place and started wrestling within myself. You know, brethren, a battle within yourself is harder than when you’re fighting someone else.

I went through it for a month, and then one morning in our devotion, a preacher talked about the apostle Paul sailing to Rome. He just knew God wanted him to go there, but the storm came their way, and they did not think they could fulfill God’s plan.

Then Paul encouraged the other fellows: “But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed” (Act 27:22). When it comes to doing the will of God, you will be shaken when you meet up with a storm or even just some wind.

But you will come out alive, just because the Lord is with you.

I want to encourage you, brethren. There are so many types of storms on our way to heaven. Sometimes you find yourself in the midst of it, and you are not sure if you will make it out or not. If the Lord is with you, just believe you will make it.

Keep up your courage! It will happen just as He told you!

“So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.” —Acts 27:25, NIV

Prayer: Lord, help all of us to believe that as long as you are in the ship, we will come out victorious in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Magdalene Nderumaki works as a Sponsor and Donor Services Associate for Compassion Tanzania.

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  1. Ben Kivuva March 5, 2023

    For sure life has many challenges but when we know who is on our side and we have faith in him, we will face the storm to the end and come out safely with a testimony.

    1. Nicole March 6, 2023

      Amen, Ben! 💙

  2. Moses Mbonigaba July 4, 2021

    Thank you for sharing this great story. I am blessed.

  3. Jackie Mutamba June 27, 2021

    Amazing how God moves with us even through the storm, And he let’s us go through it and come through it alive and with testimonies

  4. Anita Musaniwabo June 11, 2021

    Woow what a testimony, indeed God is ever with us even if we don’t see Him with our physical eyes. He promised to never leave us. Am encouraged once again.

  5. Edward Kayitare May 27, 2020

    God is ever present in times of trouble and he will help us always and lead us through

  6. Edward Kayitare May 27, 2020

    I am blessed by this testimony, thanks for sharing, we have to trust in the Lord and his might power with in us, he that is in us is greater 1 John 4: 4

  7. Edward Kayitare May 27, 2020

    Our God is faithful during our life expectancy, i and you will god through life storms and tough times on earth but remember God will uphold you with his righteous right hand and lead you through.(Isaiah 41 10)

  8. Emmex Mugabo May 26, 2020

    Psalms 89:8-9 Lord God All-Powerful, there is no one like you. You are strong, Lord, and always faithful. You rule the stormy sea. You can calm its angry waves.

  9. Betty MUTESI May 21, 2020

    Just beautiful, Jesus in us is heavy for the storm, we will always come out alive,!!! This has ministered to me,

    God bless you much

  10. Jane Abera May 21, 2020

    Most times it is during the hard times, the storms in our lives that we come to know more about and appreciate better the love God has for us. Thank you Lord God that you are always with us in our storms even when we do not see you!

  11. Esperance Kandera May 18, 2020

    This testimony is very encouraging. As Christians, we go through many types of storms but eventually God sees us through. All we have to do is to trust Him.

  12. Azariah Sebikamiro May 15, 2020

    What an inspiring message. Indeed, with God you can’t be shaken despite the storms around you.

  13. SYLVAIN RURANGWA May 15, 2020

    It is a very powerful devotion and it is very touching me! May God bless you so much!

  14. Jean Marie NDAYISABA May 15, 2020

    Thank you for the message, it is encouraging. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow…

  15. Jean Pierre Kanyambo May 14, 2020

    Thank you very much for this word of encouragement amidst the storm.Our Lord Jesus Christ closed with majesty and strength is mightier than the storm .The Lord being with us as we keep going the journey closed with God’s armor ,we shall overcome.

  16. Flavien Havugimana May 14, 2020

    I am blessed indeed!

  17. Flavien Havugimana May 14, 2020

    What a Blessing! This devotion is encouraging.

  18. Hassan MURENZI May 11, 2020

    I am so blessed, for i know our king is still on the throne

  19. Hassan MURENZI May 11, 2020

    I am so blessed and encouraged, for i know we should always rejoice because our king is on the throne.

  20. Musaza Emmanuel May 11, 2020

    I was so much blessed! May our God bless Compassion International, its staff and our beneficiaries!

  21. RWAGASANI Braddock Le sage May 11, 2020

    That is amazing we are blessed so much.

  22. Daniel Nkurunziza May 11, 2020

    Jesus Christ is in the ship. We’re together inside, while the storm’s outside. He’s got the last say to the storm: “Keep calm!!!”

  23. Emmanuel Kwizera May 8, 2020

    Such powerful and timely message! I am encouraged.
    God is always with us even in midst of the storm.
    May He keep showing Himself to those who are facing the same in trying season like this.

  24. Jean Baptiste Ndahimana May 8, 2020

    It is during hard times that indeed we should exhibit courage. Showing courage amidst hardships sometimes become a good example to fellow believers which helps them to push on in their Christian life which is mostly characterized by ups and downs .

  25. Jean Claude May 8, 2020

    It is wonderful devotion it is sound to me very good! My hope in the Lord it will be well! thank you a lot! Bless you

  26. Muhoza Mugema Etienne May 8, 2020

    If Go is with me, I can pass through any kind of storm and come out alive! This reminds me again the story of Moses when he was leading the Israelites from Egyptians in Genesis Chapter 3:12. God said to Moses, I will surely be with you. With God we are victorious in all situations.
    To God be the glory forever, Amen.

  27. BAHATI Yusuf May 8, 2020

    I have likes the verse “But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed” May God bless you so much Magdalene

  28. Elysee Niyonzima May 8, 2020

    Thank you. We are blessed

  29. Robinah Kobusingye May 7, 2020

    Oh my goodness, this word was meant for me. Am in the midst of heavy storms but one thing i know i have to keep courage for i have know that the storm is ending now in Jesus name.
    No matter how heavy, how big, how deep and how wide the storm is, My God is a heavier, wider, bigger than every storm. oh hallelujah.

  30. Jean Damascene Uwintije May 7, 2020

    Thank you for the encouraging Word during this period of COVID 19. Most of people and I in this season
    feel like we are in the midst of a storm but I personally am comforted by the word of God. Blessings

    1. Mackenzie May 7, 2020

      Jean, we are so grateful for your partnership to minister to the children, especially during these trying times! We are praying for you! ?

  31. Wendy van Eyck November 14, 2012

    Thank you. I feel like I’m in the midst of a storm right now. This encouragement is exactly what I needed.

    1. Jacquie Parella November 14, 2012

      Glad this ministered to you!! I just prayed for you. <3

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