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How low can you go?

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If anyone understands that God hears our prayers no matter where we are, it’s Jonah.

I love that the bible says that “from inside the fish Jonah prayed…”  I think this is such a testament to God’s unfailing devotion to us.  He knew exactly what fish Jonah was in and He knew exactly where that fish was and He was watching every move that fish made.  God did not allow the fish to destroy Jonah, only to “consume” him for a time.  Sometimes trials come our way and they can surely consume us while we are going through them.  Just don’t lose sight of the fact that our Father does not lose sight of us.
He is always watching our every move, and He knows where we are and what we are “in” at all times.  If God can hear the
prayers of one man in a fish in the vastness of the oceans, He will surely hear us when
we call out to Him. 

Jonah’s Prayer

Johah Chapter 2:

1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. 2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry. 3 You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me. 4 I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’ 5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 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. 7 “When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple. 8 “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. 9 But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.” 10 And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

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