"I was on board a ship heading down river nearing the ocean. The ocean was probably the Atlantic, because I believe we were heading to England. We had a partner ship following us. The captain was not present; I didn't know where he was. A woman seemed to be in charge, but I didn't know what position of authority she had.
Well, the ship had been taking on water, so we, the crew, thought we should pull over and have the ship repaired before we got to the ocean. The woman in authority would not think anything of it. She wanted us to proceed. The boat kept sinking lower and lower into the water. We suggested contacting the other ship and boarding it. However, when the other ship contacted us, she told them we were heading to England. We couldn't believe it. We were sinking and she was acting as nothing was wrong. How could she do nothing? How could she proceed? We pleaded for her to have us board the other ship, and she told us, "Maybe, we'll go to France instead." We were aghast.
By this time, we had now reached the end of the river. The ocean was before us. We were leaving the land behind on a sinking ship. We were not allowed to board the other ship. We were doomed to die. There would be no turning back now."
That is where my dream ended.
Have you ever been on that "ship?"
There is someone missing in that story - the captain and also God. (They may be one and same in the dream.) Have you ever been in situations that seemed hopeless and God is silent? Why doesn't he do something?
The Bible describes many events in which people seemed hopeless and God was not acting. And just when they thought it was all over, God steps in and a miraculous rescue occurs. Over and over, we read stories like that, including Jesus and his disciples on a boat. Thus, we find hope in God in hopeless situations. Of course, I also admit, there are a few times in which God does not step in. He allows the "ship" to sink. When that occurs in Scripture, he often shows us the greater plan - a plan that transcends the immediate circumstance. That means he still has everything in his control.
When you are on a sinking ship and the captain is not present, remember, he still is in control. I wonder what God has in mind for the "dream" ship.
Peace be with you!