We have all heard about Jonah and the great fish, and this story was told to us in the Bible school when we were children, but possibly not many of us remember Jonah’s prayer when he was in that great fish, and it is important that we know about that because through that prayer we can understand that God frees His children from anguish when they trust Him.
Jonah cried out,
1 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly,
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
We must understand something very important and is that at that time Jonah was not in his room with the TV on while watching the World Cup. Jonah was not comfortable at all, he was literally inside a big fish, can you imagine you in that situation? I know that we often have processes that we think we can never get out of, but God gives us the a way to escape for everything, and with this story of Jonah we can understand this to the maximum, his problem seemed to have no end, but no brothers, Jonah cried to God and God answered him.
“In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he answered me: I cried for help from the depths of the sepulcher, and you heard my cry”. No matter how strong the process we are in, no matter that we think we have no way out, in Christ there is a way out of any situation and problem, all we have to do is cry out believing that God is listening and we will see the mighty hand of God acting on our behalf.
I believe in my savior…… great inspired
The Lord hears your voice
In the Bible we read about people of faith who trusted in the power of God, that went trough terrible situations, or other men such as Cain, in the midst of his well-deserved anguish for his wickedness; Isaac, Jacob, Joseph in Egypt, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Paul… or to mention one more, among other children of God, Jonah in the great fish’s belly.
All those had known the Lord God because he had revealed to them, and in anguish and distress the Lord heard their voice.
They trusted in Him because of his power, goodness, mercy, severity, justice.. a Sovereign and Holy God, who had created all things that exist. May we give him praise and glory for ever.
Jonah didn’t want to go to Nineveh, where the Lord had sent him to preach a message of repentance. Jonah had to be obedient to the Lord. We read that he took a ship to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, but there was a mighty tempest in the sea and Jonah was cast into the sea…
“Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.”
All things are prepared by the Lord so that his Will be accomplished.
The children of God know perfectly how the Lord leads all events in their life and we can go to Him because he hears our voice when, in anguish, we cry to Him.
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR WAKING ME UP AND LETTING ME SEE ANOTHER DAY DEAR LORD THANK YOU FOR FORGIVING ME AND FOR SAVING ME OF MY SINS THANK YOU FOR THE TEACHINGS AND WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE JESUS PLEASE HELP ME WHAT I’M DEALING WITH I KNOW YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN HELP ME BEFORE I DO SOMETHING STUPID I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR PRAISE AND GLORY I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.