“For 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.” Jonah 2:6
Jonah was in the belly of the fish when he said that. He realized that he could no longer run from God and had to give in to what He wanted Jonah to do. It was painful, but in the end, he could say, “you brought my life up from the pit.”
Perhaps you’re wondering about your own life. It doesn’t seem to be going the way you had planned. There are obstacles in the way. Often. Always. But one thing you know and one thing you have going for you: God brought your life up from the pit. Where would you be now if He hadn’t?
The world may end tomorrow, but that’s one truth I can cling to: He brought my life up from the pit.
Sometimes we just need to reflect on the essentials.