But not probable.
We all feel that way at some point.
No one is immune.
Out of money, out of patience, out of strength, breath, determination, endurance, whatever it may be, all of us, at some point have been down to nothing.
We hit rock bottom.
In those moments, months, or even at times, years, we may wish to give up, we may wish as King David did, to have wings as a bird, and simply fly away to escape our circumstances.
But it is also in those moments, months or even at times, years, that we discover our source of strength.
We find that when we thought we were down to nothing, God was up to something.
And even though we could not determine what it was, it felt right.
Through the hopelessness you discovered hope.
Through the pain you discovered peace.
Through the sorrow you discovered simple pleasures.
Jonah from the Bible felt the same way.
Because of decisions he had made he found himself down to nothing.
Literally down to nothing.
As in the bottom of the sea in the belly of a whale.
But as Jonah was down to nothing…God was up to something.
Though Jonah had literally run from God, God would not run from Jonah.
He had a plan for Jonah’s life and it was too important to negate.
It was too important to God for Jonah to miss his greatest potential to change the world in which he lived.
So, if you feel like you are sitting in the belly of a whale at the bottom of the sea with no chance of escape from your circumstances, you can be confident in the fact that even though you are down to nothing…God is up to something.
“When I had lost all hope, I turned my thoughts once more to the Lord.” Jonah 2:7