Jonah 2:7 “When my life was ebbing away,
I remembered you, LORD,
and my prayer rose to you,
to your holy temple.”
Remember the saying, “Hindsight is better than foresight?” So true. Jonah was writing this from hindsight. He had already been delivered from that fish’s intestines. He had visited the dark side, and lived to tell about it.
Sometimes, I feel like my life is ebbing away. At times I feel like death would surely be better than some of the messes I find myself in. Oh, don’t worry. I’m not suicidal. Just keepin’ it real.
But somehow, no matter how overwhelmed I may feel, God always gives me the strength to call out to Him. Even if it is a silent cry, God hears. His connection is even better than Verizon Wireless.
And friends, I want you to listen very closely. God hears, and He listens. Every single word, every groan, every helpless sigh is important to Him. He leans forward when we call Him, and says, “Listen! It’s (your name here).”
And I want you to know something else, too. You are top priority to the King of Kings. You are His child, and He loves You. Oh, He is more concerned about our souls than our circumstances, and He allows us to go through some hard things, in order to shape us into His image. Sometimes, He allows us to go through things just so we will call out to Him.
But He will never forget us, and He will never allow us to be destroyed, as long as we keep trusting in Him. Keep calling out to Him. He can hear you.
Dear Father, Thank You for listening to my prayers. Thank You for hearing my silent cries. I trust You.