When You’re in the Belly of a Fish…

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)


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My name is Lauren Bersaglio and I am the Founder and Editor of Libero Magazine. I am a writer, speaker, and dedicated mental health advocate based in Vancouver, BC. I love writing, makeup artistry, strategy board games, and going for runs with my Goldendoodle Zoey.

2 thoughts on “When You’re in the Belly of a Fish…

  1. Thank you for lifting my spirits!

    ‘Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is with the Lord your God who goes with you, he will not fail you or foresake you.’ (Deuteronomy 31:6)

    Take care! X


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