November 4, 2021

by Kimberly Hobbs 

I, like Jonah, was in no position to bargain with the Lord. When I was in sin, I was completely disobeying God and I was running from Him. I wasn’t swallowed by a great fish but my life felt like I was in the belly of a whale. It stunk, it was painful, and it was dark. I felt alone.
When I was awakened to what I was doing in my life, and my eyes opened to see God’s Truth in my life, I realized quickly it would have been far better to obey God from the start.
Now knowing this and reflecting back, this is my prayer for you as well, and any sister who may be where I was.
God had mercy on Jonah, and He had mercy on me. Wow, did He have mercy on me! He will be merciful to you when you repent and humble yourself before Him. Open your eyes to what has led you into the place you know you should not be. Give it all to God, 100% of whatever it is, and tell Him you’re sorry and mean it with ALL of your heart. A sorry and repentive heart means you’ll STOP and change your course.
 No matter how far off the path you find yourself, no matter what terrible situation you are in, no matter how dark it looks, God will hear your cry when you call on Him asking for forgiveness and He will lift you from any pit you have fallen into.
 My life is living proof that God forgives and transforms lives.
Repent and surrender to God, no matter how many times it may take! Don’t give up. Change your heart, fully surrender, call on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved! (Romans 10:13-15) … God is merciful. He will lift you up! ( and if you’ve fallen again, He forgives again. And again!) Run to Him.