When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they saw a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could. Cutting loose the anchors, they left them in the sea and at the same time untied the ropes that held the rudders. Then they hoisted the foresail to the wind and made for the beach. But the ship struck a sandbar and ran aground. The bow stuck fast and would not move, and the stern was broken to pieces by the pounding of the surf. (Acts 27:39-41)
In the novel I’m writing, Denial of the Enemy, the lives of Riyel, Posey, Howard, Steph, and Jenari are shipwrecked, and the Kingdom Cruise ship is about to be. It is only when they use God’s power to defeat the enemy and learn that coincidences are from God that they gain faith and happiness, knowing God will always care for them and make their heart’s dreams a reality.
Paul told the crew they would shipwreck, so the sailors did everything they could to run the ship aground on the Island of Malta. God didn’t allow the men to take control of their vessel because he wanted them and us to know that Satan causes shipwrecks, and we can only overcome them with God’s power.
Their shelter was destroyed in Satan’s storm. Where would they turn? I can imagine many of them became Christians because of Paul’s faith and his giving the glory to God. God allows terrible things to happen to good people so they will seek him and his strength and have extraordinary power to build his kingdom.
Father, I praise you for using the storms and destruction in our lives to help us seek your power. Give me the wisdom to seek your energy without the wreckage, so I have more time to love and encourage. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
6 thoughts on “SOAP Devotional Acts 27:39-41 – Why do bad things happen to good people? – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 698”
We all have bad things happen in our lives. I feel that God may cause some negative happenings, so we go to Him in prayer. I do not believe He causes all bad things in our life. God is a loving God and He loves his children. I don’t think anyone can answer this question with certainty.
I don’t believe God causes anything bad to happen to Christians. But he does let things happen to us–knowing the outcome will be favorable when we ask God to help us through a situation we or the enemy have created. Satan had to ask God’s permission to tempt Jesus and to harm Job. But that’s what I believe. Can’t say it with certainty, though. Only God knows.
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God loves you! Thank you for your encouragement and for coming to my website. I prayed for you and your family today. Blessings, Jody