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We all go through many trials and tribulations in life. Some of us so often that we forget what its like NOT to be in difficulty. Am I right?
Usually, when I have troubles I like to take some time out in the evenings to read through devotionals and bible verses. I look for comfort in those words. So last night, I was laying in bed looking for the verse that I would find comfort in and after a few minutes of reading, I found it!
Jonah 2:6 (NIV) To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit…When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you.
I stopped reading right then and I sat up in my bed, propped up my pillows and I thought, Wow, this is powerful.
There have been countless occasions in which I had been going through a difficult time and thought, in disparity, that I would never get out of this situation. As if I haven’t gone through difficulty before, I would get so wrapped up in my issues that I forget about GOD and how often I successfully climb out of the pits. In this verse we read about Jonah and his cry out to God from the belly of a whale. I don’t know how often you get swallowed by a whale but imagine how much faith Jonah must have had in order to get through that difficulty. At that moment, he remembered his past successes. Regardless of the size of your difficulty, or whale, GOD is always there and you will always find a way out.
So my questions is, Why do we always forget God when we are faced with hardships? We forget the countless times GOD has brought us out. Time and time again he continues to do this for us. Why would we think it to be different this time around? There is no task too great for almighty GOD. Remember that GOD will bring you back to life. He will restore what is broken and mend the pieces. So the next time you find yourself in an emotional pit or fighting a battle, look back to that time when God lifted you up and out. Remember those past successes and ask yourself, Why wouldn’t God do the same for me now?