In this month's video motovotional, we are on the boat with Jonah. He's frustrated with God and sailing in the opposite direction of what God asked him to do. Storms rage down on Jonah's boat. The crew of unsuspecting sailors panic as the sea slams against the boat and threaten their lives. Meanwhile, Jonah is asleep. The crew is losing their minds.
"Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”
For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law. But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them. ~ 2 Chronicles 15: 3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ~ Matthew 6:26-27
but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. ~ Jeremiah 9:24