Shipwreck

  • Shipwreck

    by KIMBERLY DAWN on JUNE 3, 2011

     

    The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

    But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. “God, how could you do this to me!” he cried. Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

    It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God. For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has a positive answer for it. ~Unknown

    You say: It’s impossible
    God says: All thing are possible
    • And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. ~Luke 18:27 KJV

    You say: I’m too tired
    God says: I will give you rest
    • Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. ~Matthew 11:28-30

    You say: Nobody really loves me
    God says: I love you
    • A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. ~John 13:34
    • We love Him because He first loved us. ~1 John 4:19 KJV

    You say: I can’t go on
    God says: My grace is sufficient
    • But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ~2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
    • When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. ~Psalm 91:15 ESV

    You say: I can’t figure things out
    God says: I will direct your steps
    • Trust in Yahweh with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

    You say: I can’t do it
    God says: You can do all things
    • I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13

    You say : It’s not worth it
    God says: It will be worth it
    • And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. ~Romans 8:28-29 KJV

    You say: I can’t forgive myself
    God says: I forgive you
    • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~1 John 1:9 KJV
    • There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. ~Romans 8:1 KJV

    You say: I can’t manage
    God says: I will supply all your needs
    • And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:19

    You say: I’m afraid
    God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
    • For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. ~2Timothy 1:7 KJV

    You say: I’m always worried and frustrated
    God says: Cast all your cares on ME
    • Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. ~1 Peter 5:7 KJV

    You say: I don’t have enough faith
    God says: I’ve given everyone a measure of faith
    • For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. ~Romans 12:3 NKJV

    You say: I’m not smart enough
    God says: I give you wisdom
    • For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; ~Proverbs 2:6-7 NKJV

    You say: I feel all alone
    God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
    • Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” ~Hebrews 13:5-6 NKJV

11 comments
  • meriam Dulay
    meriam Dulay it was an inspiring.....pls keep on sharing beautiful n uplifting insights
    August 18, 2011
  • Larry Lakey
    Larry Lakey God is always faithful to our needs.
    August 19, 2011
  • Tifanie Dillman
    Tifanie Dillman ~~Praise the Lord~~
    August 21, 2011
  • Serah Nelson
    Serah Nelson God bless you for posting this beautiful piece! Let us not be disheartened when things are down because there's always sunshine after the rain :)
    August 27, 2011