Boats (2)

Our Bible verses today tell us about Jonah. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and tell the people to stop sinning. But Jonah didn’t want to do that. So, he ran away and got on a boat.
Because Jonah ran away, God “brought a great storm on the sea” (Jonah 1:4). The men on the boat threw Jonah overboard so the storm would stop. Jonah ended up inside a big fish for three days. During that time, he prayed. We can read Jonah’s prayer in our Bible Reading today.
Sometimes I am like Jonah. I have problems, but instead of asking God to help me, I try to do things on my own. But this only makes things worse. Soon I face even more problems.
God listened to Jonah’s prayer and helped him. I know God will pay attention to me when I have problems. He will always help me with my struggles.