Solomon Ginsburg, a Polish Jew, became a flaming evangelist across both Europe and South America. In 1911, needing rest, he decided to head to America on furlough. His route took him to Lisbon where he planned to cross the Bay of Biscay to London, then on to the States.
Arriving in Lisbon, Ginsburg found the bulletin boards plastered with weather telegrams warning of terrific storms raging on the Bay of Biscay. It was dangerous sailing, and he was advised to delay his trip a week. His ticket allowed him to do that, and he prayed about it earnestly.
But as he prayed, he turned to his W.M.U. prayer calendar and found the text for that day was Deuteronomy 2:7-—
“For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.”
The Lord seemed to assure him that his long, worldwide travels were under divine protection. Ginsburg boarded ship at once, crossed without incident, and caught the Majestic in London. His transatlantic voyage was smooth and restful.
Only after arriving in the United States did Solomon learn that had he delayed is trip in Lisbon, he would have arrived in London just in time . . . .to board the Titanic.
What are you trusting in? Yourself? The news that is being played on radio or television? Where is your faith? In the temporal or the eternal?
In order to have a peace that passes all understanding, we must put our trust in the Lord in all things. Worry comes from a lack of faith in Him and what He’s said in His word. Worry is a sin.
If you’re in the throes of worry today, pick up the word of God and strengthen your faith in the One who has everything under control.
In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 4:6, 7)