I've been going through a bit of a 'rough patch' as of late, and while I was skimming through my Bible for some encouragement, I came across this chapter in Jonah - it spoke right to how I was feeling, and reminded me that I am not alone, and that no matter where I am or how lost I feel, God always hears me, and He will always save me. So if you find yourself 'in the belly of a fish' right now, this is for you.
( Jonah 2 )
“I called out to the Lord,out of my distress,
and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
and you heard my voice.
For you cast me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas,
and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I am driven away from your sight;
yet I shall again look
upon your holy temple.’
The waters closed in over me to take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
whose bars closed upon me forever;
yet your brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord my God.
When my life was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you,
into your holy temple.
Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
Salvation belongs to the Lord!”
– Jonah 2:2-9 (ESV)