valley, darkness, despair, Psalm 23

He Knows the Way

The stories, poems, and devotions in Three Days at Sea are an outpouring of personally experiencing the presence and power of the Lord in my life during difficult seasons. In looking back at those times in my life, two verses often come to my mind:

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suffering, ocean, waves

Tragedy to Triumph

Recently, I heard a sermon about suffering by David Platt. In the sermon, he reminds the listeners of repeated examples in Scripture where tragedy preceded triumph. These stories included: Ruth and Naomi, Joseph, David, and Job. During the sermon Platt said: “God ordains sorrowful tragedy to set the stage for triumph to come.” Often as…