Hebrews 2:8 (ESV)
Putting everything in subjection under his feet.” Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.
You might be tossing about in a sea of despair. You might even feel as if your life may crash about you and you will never again be healed, whole or happy. Here is a story told by Robert Luis Stevenson that is worth retelling .
It seems a storm caught a sea-faring vessel off a rocky coast. The wind and waves threatened to drive the boat to its destruction. In the midst of the terror, one daring passenger, contrary to orders, made his way across the ship. Groping along a passageway, he found the pilot house. There he beheld an intriguing sight; the ship's pilot was lashed to his post. Secure against the raging elements, he held the wheel fast, turning the ship, inch by inch, once more out to sea. The pilot saw the watcher and smiled.
The daring passenger found his way below deck where other passengers huddled. Encouragingly, he said, "I have seen the face of the pilot, and he smiled. All is well."
There are times we need to hear that. Especially when we feel tossed about by a raging storm, it helps to remember that the pilot smiles. Can you imagine the pilot smiling now?
Dear Lord, thank You that even when the storm is raging around us You are in control. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.