Friday, May 31, 2019

Sailing Ship Devotion

by Elva Cobb Martin

Have you ever felt like the kind of storm described below in Psalm 107 was happening in your life? Notice the sailors were simply going about their normal business, and even seeing the "wonders" of the Lord. Then a terrible storm came to shake and toss them.

Scripture Psalm 107:23-30 Amplified
23 Some go down to the sea and travel over it in ships to do business in great waters.
24 These see the works of the Lord and His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises up the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 [Those aboard]mount up to the heavens they go down again to the deeps: their courage melts away because of their plight.
27 The reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man and are at their wits end [all their wisdom has come to nothing.]
28 Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble and He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He hushes the storm to a calm and to a gentle whisper, so that the waves of the sea are still.
30 Then the men are glad because of the calm, and He brings them to their desired haven.

No matter how hard the storm you may be facing, keep praying, crying out to the Lord and believing. Speak "PEACE BE STILL." Find a scripture that promises your need will be met.

If for healing, memorize Psalm 103:1-5. For other needs, check out III John verse 3, and Romans 8:37. Meditate and confess these aloud in faith as you pray. Rebuke the enemy of your soul when he tries to seize you with fear. You will find your way to a safe harbor.

Can't fail to find it. We Christians have quite a Captain at the helm!


Elva Cobb Martin is vice-president of the South Carolina Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is a former school teacher and a graduate of Anderson University and Erskine College. She has two inspirational novels published with Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas. Summer of Deception, a contemporary romantic suspense, and an historical romance, In a Pirate’s Debt. Both have spent time on Amazon’s 100 Best Sellers List for Women’s Religious Fiction. She has indie published a Bible study on Amazon, Power Over Satan, on the  believer's authority in Christ. Decision, Charisma, and Home Life have carried Elva's articles. She and her husband Dwayne are semi-retired ministers. A mother and grandmother, Elva lives in South Carolina. Connect with her on her web site,on Twitter; Facebook;  and Pinterest  
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