When I first viewed this cartoon image, I chuckled but then I said “truth”. There is much truth in this if you see it as an analogy for life.
Have you ever felt swallowed up and can’t get reception for help? I’ve been swallowed up in fear, anxiety, worry, and depression to the point that I couldn’t get reception outside of the bubble, the plastic film I felt I was trapped in.
I even felt that I couldn’t get a signal from God to help me. There is no worse feeling than the feeling you are all alone in the bubble that nobody can help you and you’re not even sure God is there.
Is anybody resonating yet? If you are there now or you’ve been there, I am sorry! I know the pain. I’m here to tell you fear is a liar! Fear will tell you that nobody cares about you or loves you. Lie! Fear will tell you there is no God and he doesn’t exist so therefore he can’t help you. Lie! Fear will tell you you’re not going to make it so give up. Lie!
Every feeling of fear, anxiety, depression, and worry comes from our past. It started from your conception that your mother gave you in the womb. Some call it generational curses but they are not curses. They are lies passed on from your mother, your mother’s mother, and her mother. They innocently passsed this to you with good intentions.
Just like Jonah getting swallowed up, you believe you’ve been swallowed up. You are not buried, you are planted. You think you’re in the cemetery but you’re in a garden. The garden of life. Trust me, if you pray for 3 days as Jonah did, you’ll see. While in that bubble of suffering, take 3 days of solitude. I mean nothing but silence. Shut it all down and pray to a God that does exist. A God that does hear you. A God that answers prayers. What do you have to lose?
I don’t know who this is for but know that you are loved. If you leave this life, you will be grieved and missed more than you can imagine. There is hope and that’s why you are still here. There is a purpose for you and that’s why you are still here. You have not been swallowed. There is a reception and there is a signal. I pray you believe me and know you are loved.