(c) Nov 30 2011
Read: Jonah 2:1-10
v 2 “I called to the Lord for help, and He answered me! I was deep in the grave, I cried to You Lord, and You heard my voice!”
v 6 “God, You gave me life again!”
v 8 “Salvation comes only from the Lord. I will make special promises to You, and I will do the things I promised.”
—> Sometimes, the Lord asks us to do something for Him that we’re not comfortable to. Sometimes, He will ask us to do something out of our comfort zone, something we feel like we cannot do. So we avoid it. We flee from Him. We run away from the Lord and choose to live the “safe,” the “secure,” the “EASY” life. But even then, we will encounter hardships and difficulties and we will be trapped in our bad decisions and wrong path.
—> But the Lord our God hears us. Our pain. Our lost voice. Our troubles. And He will save us. He will comfort us, answer our prayers, and make us new. No one else loves us enough to save us from the trouble we caused for ourselves. No one else can and no one else will. Only the Lord.
—> And now that we have been forgiven, cleansed and renewed, we should return to obeying His will. We should commit ourselves to following Him. We must promise to serve Him and obey His orders, and we should, with all our might, keep and fulfill our promise.
(From Our Daily Journey or ODJ)