My Daily Devotional

Calming Your Storms

“But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.”
Acts 27:22

Acts 27 describes an incredible storm that the apostle Paul, and his shipmates faced as they traveled to Rome. Even though everyone on board the ship was frightened, Paul stayed calm during the storm, as he trusted and had faith in God. I would like to ask each of you today, what do you do when you face storms in your life, and you don’t know what is going to happen? There are three things that I believe each of us need to do when we face our own storms. The first is to pray. Speak directly to God about your concerns, not because God does not already know what is going on in your life, but because this is what He commands us to do. Throughout the scriptures we are told to pray about the matters of our hearts, and God always listens to His people. The second thing we need to do, is work, and do what we can to handle the situation. God has given each of us certain abilities, skills and gifts, and has placed people around us, with the abilities to help us deal with our situations. Use these God given resources to the fullest, to deal with your problems. The third thing you need to do, is wait on God. God wants us to trust Him for the answer to our problems. Waiting on God means putting your trust in Him, and waiting for His timing. Even though we pray, and do the best we can to solve our problems, we never know what God’s plan is for our lives. This is where we must learn to wait for His perfect timing. So whatever storm you may be facing today, pray about it, work and use God’s gifts to fix what you can, and then wait for God.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Four
September 7


About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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