Most of us would not consider a storm and a shipwreck as positive additions to a voyage yet Paul experienced both on his journey to Rome. And these came after he had been assaulted by a mob, arrested, and left in prison for more than two years though his innocence had been proven in several trials.

The latest CandidCharacter post from BibleBuildingBlocks, A Storm and A Shipwreck, examines this snapshot from Paul’s life and draws some encouraging thoughts. Does doing God’s will give us a pass on pain, suffering, difficulty, or hardship?

We learn as Paul did that God uses those circumstances to further His plan.