Jonah 2:5-6 When You Are in Life’s Pits

Jonah 2:5 – 6 “The engulfing waters threatened me,
the deep surrounded me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.

To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
the earth beneath barred me in forever.
But you brought my life up from the pit,
O LORD my God.


When I was a little girl, my family and I visited some natural caverns. Down, down, down into the earth we went, darker and darker, colder and colder until the guide finally turned her flashlight out. I can remember squinting through the dark to see my hand in front of my face.

Nothing but black.

Have you ever felt like your life was nothing but black? Have you ever found yourself sunk so deeply into a pit that you thought there was no hope of ever finding your way out?

I have good news for you, my friend.

God can see in the dark. And He is on His way to rescue you.

You see, we are precious to God – more precious than anything. And even if our arrival in that pit was our own fault, because of our own disobedience or stubborn rebellion, God wants to help us find our way out. He will even carry us out, if we can’t walk on our own.

Time and again, God has delivered His people from pits. He delivered the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. He delivered Jonah from a fish’s intestines. He sent His own Son to deliver you and me from the consequences of our sin. And one day He will ride up on a white horse to deliver us all from this sin-infested world.

Wherever you are, my friend, don’t give up. Hang in there. Call out to God. He is already on His way.

Dear Father, Thank You for being my hero, and for delivering me from life’s pits. Please help me to have faith in You, knowing You love me and will rescue me.


2 Responses to Jonah 2:5-6 When You Are in Life’s Pits

  1. September 30, 2009 #

    “He is already on His way.” Love that, Renae. What a loving heavenly Father we have!

  2. October 4, 2009 #

    I agree, Cheryl. He is amazing beyond words!

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