I called to the Lord in my distress

Jonah 2.2

Jonah’s Prayer

Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish:

I called to the Lord in my distress,
and He answered me.
I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol;
You heard my voice.
You threw me into the depths,
into the heart of the seas,
and the current overcame me.
All Your breakers and Your billows swept over me.
But I said: I have been banished
from Your sight,
yet I will look once more
toward Your holy temple.
The waters engulfed me up to the neck;
the watery depths overcame me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.
I sank to the foundations of the mountains;
the earth with its prison bars closed behind me forever!
But You raised my life from the Pit, Lord my God!
As my life was fading away,
I remembered Yahweh.
My prayer came to You,
to Your holy temple.
Those who cling to worthless idols
forsake faithful love,
but as for me, I will sacrifice to You
with a voice of thanksgiving.
I will fulfill what I have vowed.
Salvation is from the Lord!

10 Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

 

Jonah 2.9

To Know Jesus as Lord and Savior

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6 thoughts on “I called to the Lord in my distress

  1. Thank you for posting this today. After reading your post I realised I am in the belly of a big fish. Whether I was placed there by God or of my own choosing I do not know (probably both). But it was not until yesterday when I made a poor decision about something that I need to call out to God about this and ask Him to tell that fish to barf me out. God used you to get this message across to me today. How cool is that?! Praise be to God!!!

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    1. Praise God! How good is He to speak truth to your heart so you can call out! He hears and responds to the cries of His children and will give you all you need! So blessed to be used by the Lord for His glory and your blessing! Yes, so cool! Blessed is His Holy Name!🙏

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