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It is hard to find a perfect pair of shoes that is nice but offers comfort as well. Sometimes it is very confusing as you walk past so many styles and colors for every outfit. We survey each set, from high heels that we could barely walk in to the flats that you feel the pebble underneath. We even try a few forbidden ones, the towering heels we can just about take a few steps in. It fits perfectly and looks stunning but you cannot walk in them. Have you ever purchased shoes just because they look so beautiful even though you will never wear them? Maybe that red stiletto, pencil heels, red underneath, the ones you see celebrities wear and you cannot resist. You hear it whisper to you and you cannot walk away. You cannot walk in it but it look good so you buy it.
Life will allude you to things you sometimes buy into knowing that it is not good for you. We all fall into certain temptations. For some it maybe shoes, but for others it could be far more damaging such as drugs or gambling.
The Bible talks about Jonah who runs way from God calling and God sends a huge storm in the ocean where he was hiding in a boat. His rebelliousness catches up with him and he finds himself in the deep dark place in the whales belly (Jonah 1) from where he cries out to God. Our disobedience cost us. There is a price to pay for everything. Sometimes our behavior puts others at risk, maybe our children, our families and our loved ones. Jonah had put the other sailors at risk by his foolishness, the choice he made to disobey God. Like God could not find him in the ship. Even though the sailors threw him off board to save the shift and themselves, God remains merciful and sends a whale to swallow him. Jonah did not die even in the ocean.
When a storm hits our life because we have involved in things we did not expect to get involved in, like Jonah we cry out to God who hears us even from the deep dark place.
You may feel like there is no hope for you and that mess you are in is so big that no one could help you, but God can. If he can send a whale to save a rebellious man, God can save you too.
Ask God today to help you out of your situation and He will send you help.
Help is near, as near even in your mouth. Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find (Matthew 7:7).