In the darkest hour of your most trying circumstance, will you praise God for all his mercies?
After three days in the belly of a great fish, Jonah was trapped at “the very roots of the mountains … imprisoned in the land of the dead,” yet he sang:
“When I had lost all hope, I turned my thoughts once more to the LORD. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple. Those who worship false gods turn their backs on all God’s mercies. But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.”(Jonah 2:7-9 NLT)
In the midst of great distress, Jonah knew the path forward for those who worship the One True God is to remind yourself of all his mercies.
“Then the LORD ordered the fish to spit up Jonah on the beach, and it did.” (v.10)