Article By Alena Dupré // EEW Magazine
I read an interesting article about a shipwreck recently. The Montclair, a ship carrying seven
crew members that ran aground in a severe storm in 1927, emerged from the sands of Cape
Cod’s Atlantic coastline near Nauset Beach in November.
People were—and still are—quite fascinated with the remnants left of the ship because it gives
them a view of history.
As I read about The Montclair, I thought about how, sometimes, we face storms in life that
leave us shipwrecked. But, by God’s grace, despite the storm, we survive.
So then, what does a shipwreck look like when it happens in everyday life?
The money runs out, and you don’t know what to do; your loved one falls sick and the doctors
can’t tell you why; your business fails, despite all your hard work to keep it afloat.
In seasons like this, things may look hopeless, but I challenge you to see your troubles from a
The money may be gone, but there’s still food on the table, and God’s provision hasn’t run out
yet. Your family member may be sick, but they’re alive, which means God can still heal them.
Your business may have failed, but that just means you can start a better one using the
lessons you learned.
The storm couldn’t finish you off because God still has work for you to do. God didn’t let the
shipwreck wreck you.
A great biblical example of this is found in Acts 27:27-41 when Paul was shipwrecked.
Beforehand, the Lord assured him that he and his shipmates would survive, because Paul still
had work to do for the Lord (Acts 27:23-2).
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