Help! Im in trouble

When was the last time you heard anything good about the prophet Jonah? He disobeyed God when He told him to go to the wicked city if Nineveh to preach His message of judgement. The Lord called him to go northeast, but Jonah boarded a ship heading west. God had to send a storm and a fish to help him change his mind – and his direction!

When Jonah finally did go to Nineveh, he didn’t fare very well there either. He had hoped God would destroy the cruel Ninevites. But when he preached God’s message of judgement, the people repented and God spared them. So Jonah pouted.

In spite of all this, Jonah did the right thing when he got into trouble. When he was swallowed by the fish and found himself in the worst mess he had ever been in, he turned to God and prayed. Later he testified, “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me.”

When we are in trouble, we too can cry out to the Lord. He may not take the trouble away, but He will help us bear it in a way that brings glory to Him. And He has promised to be with us always; “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

Have you been running away from God? Are you in deep trouble? Cry out to God. The One who delivered Jonah can also deliver you.