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In our second episode of Jonah’s Unexpected Journey, we find our protagonist stuck in a fishy situation.

What does Jonah do after being stuck in the belly of a fish for 3 days? He prays:

Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the fish. [2] He said, “I cried out to the LORD in my great trouble, and he answered me. I called to you from the land of the dead, and LORD, you heard me! [6] I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O LORD my God, snatched me from the jaws of death!

Jonah 2:1-2,6 NLT

Something changes in Jonah’s relationship with God inside the belly of that fish. He goes from avoiding God to being grateful to God. 

Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a dark and completely unfamiliar place? And there’s no way out, nowhere to go but deal with yourself? 

It’s in these “belly of the fish” moments that we can discover what truly matters, and see that God’s purpose is bigger than ourselves. 

Join us as we continue Jonah’s story and learn to find God’s purpose in some of our most difficult moments.

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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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