The Wind At Your Back or In Your Face

Sometimes, things go really well. It is as though the wind is at our back. The wind at your back means smooth sailing. Everything is going well.

There are other times when things don’t seem to be going so well. The wind seems to be in your face. 

In Acts 16:11, Paul took a journey by sea from Troas to Neapolis which took two days. The wind was at their back. It was smooth sailing. 

Later in Acts 20:5, the same trip in the opposite direction took five days. The wind was probably in their face. A two day trip took five days.

Even in the life of the Apostle Paul, things didn’t always go smoothly. There were times of hardship…times of rough seas…times when the wind was not at their back, but in their face.

However, in every circumstance, Paul trusted the Lord and did his best to obey God’s Word. He wrote in Philippians 4:11 “…for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” Paul always kept God’s purpose for his life in view. Paul’s faithfulness was always met by God’s faithfulness.

It’s much easier to trust in the Lord when the wind is at your back. But, when the wind shifts and your life seems to be going nowhere because of a headwind, remember that God is faithful and He has not only charted your course, but knows when you need to get there. 

Something to think about…