Just Like Jonah
At times I am afraid that my feet will slip from the path I'm walking and I'll plunge into the abyss that lies either side of the road. My failings, my disappointments, my pain, my very human-ness at times threaten to overwhelm me but just as Jonah found his salvation in the belly of a large fish, I will find my salvation in the Lord.
I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit,
O LORD, my God.
When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the LORD;
And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
Those who regard worthless idols
Forsake their own Mercy.
But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have vowed.
Salvation is of the LORD.
(Jonah 2:6-9, NKJV)