Problem: Life can feel like a series of storms
• It’s easy to feel like we are alone in storms, and that what we’re dealing with it uniquely and particularly bad.
• But, the Bible is full of examples of people going through much worse.
• The later chapters of Acts are devoted to explaining how the Apostle Paul got to Rome. You wanna talk about storms!

Acts 23 - Paul speaks to a crowd in Jerusalem and they try to kill himHe was attacked by the Jewish leaders and saved only by Roman officials from certain death. He is then passed along to Governor Felix for his own safety.
Acts 24 - Felix holds a trial where Jewish leaders come to accuse Paul of crimes but Felix cannot really find anything Paul has done wrong according to Roman law. Felix allows Paul to remain in prison for fear of Jewish revolt and also hoping Paul might give him a bribe to get out.

Storms make you feel trapped
Frozen by Fear
Paul’s Example (Acts 25-26)

Storms make you feel Hopeless
What are your storms?
Psalms 107:26-29 “26 Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror. 27 They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits’ end. 28 “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 29 He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves.”
Paul’s Storm (Acts 27:21-26)

The Other Side of the Storm
Paul’s Opportunity (Acts 28:30-31)
Learning from problems
Strength gained from problems