We all know the story of Jonah. How he tried to run away from God but instead
was swallowed by a huge fish. It is there I want to pick up the story.
He was in the fish three days and three nights (Jonah 2:1)
Did he know he would live? Did he think God had abandoned him and was punishing
Him for his disobedience?
All we know is that in that dark, empty, solitary watery grave he prayed!
“From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God.”
He was at the bottom literally and metaphorically speaking and it is there that he called out
to the Lord. He didn’t remain silent or give up. He prayed.
You may be in a dark place today. A place of pain and a place where God seems to be
absent. I want you to know that He is not gone from you. He is right there with you.
Jonah was in the belly of the fish. In the deepest part off the sea where no man could hear
and help. He could have tried to shout all he liked but no one was going to hear him down
there. There was only One who could and did hear his prayer. In that place where no man could
hear and help the Lord heard him and answered him.
“In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me.
From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help and You listened to my cry.”
Don’t remain silent in your pain. Don’t think you are alone in that dark place.
When you have no one to help God is your help!
Call out to Him today because you are not alone.
Bless you friends