by Thomas Swope

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Upset Stomach (2 of 4)
Series: So you want to go on a cruise
Thomas Swope
Jonah 2: 1 - 10

1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish's belly. 2 And he said: " I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction, and He answered me. " Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. 3 For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and Your waves passed over me. 4 Then I said, 'I have been cast out of Your sight; Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.' 5 The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head. 6 I went down to the moorings of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD, my God. 7 " When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; And my prayer went up to You, into Your holy temple. 8 " Those who regard worthless idols forsake their own Mercy. 9 But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD." 10 So the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
When will we ever learn, you cannot fight against God and win. It is that simple yet we continue to fight Him in various ways 'I'm not talking to You anymore.' 'Go find someone else to do Your work.' Go find some other people to be Your elect.' These statements are but a few that have been bantered about against our Holy God. So, sometimes our Precious Lord agrees with our 'raised fists and voices' and says, 'Okay, I Will leave you alone'. We then cry out, 'Please don't leave me. Please come back into my life. I will obey.' Sounds pretty much of what we read here in the second chapter.
When our Majestic Sovereign Master puts the squeeze or pressure on us, we are quick to try to get right with Him. Would you agree? Have you ever experienced some difficult times and felt like God was disciplining you?. If you ...

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