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On April 15, 1912 – the RMS Titanic, which was the biggest, most luxurious and comfortable ship of its time sunk after striking an iceberg on its trip from the UK to New York City, in the United States. Built by the Harland & Wolff Company, a shipyard specializing in ship repair, conversion and offshore construction, ensured its board that the Titanic was a kind unlike any they had ever known, and that ‘not even God could sink a ship such as this’. The registered dimensions of the Titanic were 882.75 feet in length, 92.5 feet in breadth and 59.6 feet in depth. While my intention is not to bore you with the specifics of the Titanic, nor to take this marketing stunt out of context, the choice of words was something that gave room to solid and relentless critics after the boat sank on its very first trip. To this day, the sinking of the RMS Titanic is still an object of different discussions in the shipyard industry and is also the deadliest sinking to be recorded in its time. Am I saying then that God sunk that ship and killed thousands of people on purpose? Absolutely not. God is not provoked into the errors of proving a point. What I know surely is that life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

Man is a spirit with a soul, living in a body. The Bible encourages us not to fear the displease of men but that of God that is able to destroy the soul and body. God will often ask us to do things that seem like foolishness to men. Many of our friends and ‘sound minds’ in our surrounding will try to dissuade us from going forward with God’s ask and sometimes we give in to these quests, which though delivered in love, are against the wisdom of the spirit.

God in his grace and kindness, has already hedged every single word he has spoken over us with a promise tied to it, and in the book of 1 Corinthians 10:13 he ensures us that there is nothing that can come our way as a test if we are not able to bear it, to handle it, to face it and triumphantly. In the book of Mark 4:35  we read the story of Jesus going into the waters with his disciples to move to the other side of the sea. The sea was distressed and water began getting inside the boat. Jesus was sleeping soundly on a pillow during this tumultuous time, and they asked him if he did not care that they would perish.

Jesus, the Prince of Peace is demonstrating that nothing that cannot attack the soul should be a threat to the spiritual man. The son of God is sleeping soundly because he has understood that the spirit at work within Him was given dominion over everything including laying his life down and not having it taken from him. When the Apostle Peter tells us to cast our cares on Jesus because he cares for us, he’s literally giving a physical demonstration of how whatever you can throw in the ocean, it can never be too big to disrupt the oceans; not even the Titanic itself.

No one can search the depth, length, width nor end of the ocean, and even if something caught fire and got in the ocean, it would still find its way to stillness. The same applies to casting our cares on Jesus; just as there is nothing about your anger, your deepest disappointment or hurt, your worst financial hurdle, your incurable diagnosis that is too big to still an ocean, it is the same way nothing we face is too big for God.

Noah’s ship’s (ark) registered dimensions were 450 feet in length, 75feet in depth and 45feet in breadth (Genesis 6:15-17) and yet this ship was to resist the wrath of God who’s master over the ocean unlike the Titanic that seemingly was best suited for such a task but alas was sunk by a simple iceberg. When you mature as a believer and know your way to be that of trusting Christ with everything that threatens your body or soul, you begin to realize that all along you have been magnifying your problems instead of a powerful and mighty Father that cares for you. The end of God does not exist, when you seek, lean, trust, listen, you will only find that deep calls to deeper.

If you have never given your life to Jesus Christ, and you feel that this is the perfect time, pray this prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I thank you because you died for my sins and you were raised for my glory. Today, I receive you as my Lord and Savior. I am born again. Amen.”

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