Paul, on the other hand, came on deck in the midst of this crisis and had the nerve to say, ``Be of good cheer.'' How could he say that? What was there to be cheerful about? They were all going to die very shortly!
You see, Paul had just finished a conversation with an angel. The angel was the messenger of God, and Paul had long ago placed his trust in God. God had promised to never leave him or forsake him:
He 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Paul had placed his trust in the best thing of all. Paul would never be let down or disappointed in the thing he placed his trust in. Paul's trust was firmly rooted on solid ground. Paul trusted the infallible. This is the kind of trust we need to handle any situation or circumstance.