I’m Sinking

If Jonah was writing his prayer (the second chapter of Jonah in the Bible) to God today, it might sound something like this

I’ve hit rock-bottom, God and I have decided to call out to you. I know you will answer me.

My choices have taken me to a deep, dark place in my life, far from you.  But I’m confident you still hear me when I pray.

I tried to run from you – a very bad decision.  And now you’re letting me pay the consequences as waves of darkness and regret wash over me.  I feel like you are very far away, dear God.

Even so, I am looking for you, watching for you, calling out to you.

I keep sinking….

down,

into the cold,

deep,

sadness.   This is where my choices have taken me.

But I know you are here, Lord God.  And you will lift me back up into your arms.

I was lost and dying, LORD, but now I am turning back to you.  I’m not like those other people who idolize money, success or fame.  I praise you with a joyful heart, my God!

I am here to do your will.  I will do what you have asked me to do. I will tell everyone that ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.”

I’m listening, ready to obey, Abba Father.

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