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.