From inside the fish, Jonah prayed ... "In my distress, I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave, I called for help, and you listened to my cry."
Jonah was disobedient, rebellious, and selfish. He had run from the Lord. He had shunned the Lord's command. He had endangered the lives of those on the ship where he had tried to hide. Yet even in the middle of his rebellion, God heard his cry and delivered him. If you are in rebellion or seeking to hide some secret and all-consuming sin, please know the Lord wants to ransom and redeem you! Things won't be easy, but returning to the Lord means ultimate redemption and deliverance. Let your heart be unburdened into His care; there is no greater LOVE than His Love.
PLEASE PRAY WITH ME...
Holy and righteous Father, please forgive me for the times I rebel against your will. Please help me to recognize those times and give me the strength to avoid those temptations. In your grace, Abba, please help me live as you want me to. Please lead me to do your will as choose to lead others who need your grace and redemption. Please use me to help them escape from their bondage to sin and shame. In Jesus' name, I pray. AMEN.
GOD BLESS YOU.