To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit. Jonah 2:6
There are times in the lives of some people in which they are crushed down. Everything that can go wrong appears to go wrong. They have made all the wrong choices and ended up at the bottom of the ladder of life.
While being down, all hope appears to be lost. Most of the friends have abandoned them and the world has turned its back upon them. It is at this point that many will give up, some will even contemplate or bring themselves to suicide.
Jonah had chosen to run away from God and His call upon his life. After running for a time, God had him swallowed by a whale. While in the whale Jonah was at the bottom of the pit of life. It was then God raised his life up out of the pit and gave him hope again.
There have been many believers who have fallen into sin and begun to walk or run away from God. As things begin to fall apart in their life, they feel has if they have no hope left and God will not accept them anymore.
No matter how far a person has sunk in this life or how far he has run away from God, there can still be hope. God is always only just a prayer away. God can also lift a person back up and put him back on the right track in this life.
When Jesus died and rose again from the grave, it gave Him the power and authority to do anything. There is nothing that a person or this world can do that can stop God from being able to lift up and restore a person. God is ready to lift a person back up out of the pit he is in.
You may be in a pit that is brought on by running from God’s call. Look back up to God and trust in Him. Repent of your sins and running and return to Him.
God is right there waiting to lift you back up and restore you. He is a God of great love, mercy and forgiveness. Instead of staying in the pit, allow God to lift you up out of it so that you may live for Him.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will follow God with all of your life; that you will look to God to lift you up; and that you will know God’s saving power in your life.