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Chaos You Encounter

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Acts 27:1-44
 
What do you do when the world comes crashing down?
 
It’s about finding strength in a culture of chaos. 
 
When Paul got on the boat his life was already quite chaotic. 
 
1. The Chaos will never fix itself. 
  • Problem rarely, if ever, just go away in their own. 
  • 15 The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.” 
  • 12 “Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided that we should sail on....
2. Acknowledge that God is in control of even the most out of control situations. 
  • God is not the author of chaos 
  • He is the redeemed of the chaos
  • God is not the author of disorder or destruction. 
  • He is the redeemer of disorder and destruction. 
  • 25 “So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.” ‭‭
  • ...the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. Isaiah 59:1
  • “You will get through this”
3. Take charge wherever and whenever you can take charge. 
  • But you can control what you do. 
  • You can set the example of leadership to those around you. 
  • That’s what chaos creates: a nagging, never ending state of not knowing. 
  • I encourage you to take care of yourself. 
  • I encourage you to lighten your load. 
  • There will be times when it is necessary to divest yourself of unnecessary clutter and useless baggage. 
  • I encourage you to get ready to do your part. 
  • You need to do all you can do in order to get to shore. 
  • God can get you through any chaotic situation. 
  • You’re going to have to do your part. 
  • Those who stand in a culture of chaos are those who refuse to surrender to the chaos. 
  • You have no control of the chaos around you ... but you do have control over you.