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So here we are, at the end of Jonah’s journey. And what a journey it’s been!

Jonah has tried to run away from God, been swept up in a storm, almost died, spent several days inside a fish, got spit out by that fish, then finally decided to do what God wanted by going to preach to the enemies of his people. Those people put a stop to their evil ways, and God saved them from destruction.

But Jonah is upset because he didn’t get what he wanted.

So he complained to the LORD about it: “Didn’t I say before I left home that you would do this, LORD? That is why I ran away to Tarshish! I knew that you are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. You are eager to turn back from destroying people. [3] Just kill me now, LORD! I’d rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.” [4] The LORD replied, “Is it right for you to be angry about this?”

Jonah 4:2-4 NLT

Like Jonah, God wants to help each of us shift our focus from ourselves and what makes us comfortable, to others and what they need.

Join Jonah as we conclude his story, and learn how to travel on our own unexpected journeys God has for each of us.

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Paint Me a Picture is a narrative podcast series that immerses you in the stories of Scripture, bringing them to life with sound effects, storytelling, and reflective commentary. As you listen, you can slow down and put yourself in the shoes of the people in the Bible and bring their experiences into your walk with God.

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