Jonah 2:2, “I cried unto the Lord, because of my affliction, And He answered me.”
My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today’s life-giving word is taken from the book of Jonah 2:2, “I cried unto the Lord, because of my affliction, And He answered me.”
My dear children of God, today many of you are caught up in a tight corner situation. Some of you are caught up in financial crises, some suffer in their work spot, some are caught up by members of their own families who cause mental harassment to them, some are suffering because of their own wife, siblings, or by their own children. Due to pressure from members of their own family, terrible trouble shoots up and they suffer from stress, and some sink into depression. So, while they suffer from a period of affliction, and while you travel in the midst of affliction and tight corners, there is someone who could deliver, and helps you from such a situation. I would like to share a few words about such a person. God says, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you.”Jesus is the one who is all-powerful and He is happy to help you. He alone can help you when you call upon Him.
In the Bible, when David was in a similar situation and attacked fromall four corners, he said, ‘Lord, I praise and thank You for delivering me, from all these hard situations’. God delivered him. Jonah was inside the belly of a huge fish. He couldn’t even breathe freely. He was under the pressure of death. But Jonah, even from the belly of the fish realized his mistake and so he cried out to God for help. He told the Lord that only He could save him from this tight corner situation and deliver him from the mouth of the fish. God had commanded the fish to vomit Jonah on the shore. And the fish obeyed the word of God and left Jonah on the shore safely. Some of you might be caught, in a troubling situation, as Jonah was in the mouth of the fish. Today, you also can call upon the name of the Lord just as God heard the cry of Jonah and delivered him from the mouth of the fish, God will deliver you from your problem however big it may be. God has said, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble”. If you call upon Him, He will come immediately and deliver you. God who delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the furnace of fire, is able to deliver you from your problem. God who caused Daniel to escape from the mouth of the Lion, is our God. Today He will deliver.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for speaking to us through the verse that “ I cried unto the Lord, because of my affliction, And he answered me.” Dear Lord, deliver my children from whatever tight corner they are caught up with. Lord, change all their troubled situation and be in the midst of their trouble. “If the Son sets you free then you shall be free indeed”, says, the word of God. Give them real deliverance, open the walls of heaven and bless them. Change all these hard and troubled situations and grant them peace and joy.