Jonah 2:1 (NIV)

You know the story of Jonah, who was swallowed by a big fish? And you? Did the big fish named sadness swallow you? Or the big fish named shortage? Or has the big fish named fatal medical diagnosis swallowed you?

Don’t give up on God. He is your salvation in all circumstances

When Jonah was at the end of himself due to his temporary circumstances, he turned to God, praying:

“‘Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, “Salvation comes from the Lord.”‘ And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.” (Jonah 2:8-11; NIV)

And, of course, our salvation comes from God. So also with Jonah. He was spit out by the fish again. And also your sadness will come to an end. Your lack is superseded by God’s abundant supply. Your illness is being healed by God.

We believe, even when we don’t see it yet

Do you notice in the above scripture that Jonah (while he is still stuck in the big fish) speaks of wanting to offer “grateful praise” to God. You can, too. Because we don’t have to wait to praise God until we see what we are believing for. We can rely on our loving Heavenly Father in the deepest darkness, trusting and believing.

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” (Hebrews 11:1; NLT)

How is your situation? Do you believe with confidence? Or do you have to see first?