The contrast between Paul and the sailors couldn’t be more drastic in this story.
The sailors were panicking, running all around trying everything possible to save themselves. The result? Despair.
Paul, on the other hand, heard God’s words of encouragement and remained calm. And he told the sailors,
So take courage, men, because I believe God that it will be just the way it was told to me. (27:25)
When life’s storms hit, (and they will hit), how do you respond? With panic? Or do you trust God that he will do as he has promised? That even if we must walk through the valley of death, he will be with us? And if he will do that for us, how much more will he help us overcome any other problem we may face in life?