Her Renewed Strength Podcast | Episode 67
What’s up sister? You might not realize this, but sometimes anxiety, overwhelm and burnout are linked to your decisions. You may be saying yes to everything and everyone, except God, which is making you anxious and/or even depressed.
In this episode, I dig into what obedience to God results in and how we see this play out in the life of Jonah.
Take a listen and be blessed!
Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:
Learn how God uses situations to get your attention so you will be reminded of Him
Discover how God turns bad situations into good so you will stand in awe of His sovereignty
Understand that obedience to the Lord is not optional
“Jehovah Jireh means God provides.”
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Check out these episode highlights:
01.52 – What is a prodigal?
a person who leaves home and behaves recklessly, but later makes a repentant return.
JONAH is called The Prodigal Prophet
03.30 – God is MERCIFUL and CARING and COMPASSIONATE
“Now the LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Jonah 1:17
One of the many names God has is Jehovah Jireh, which means “God provides”
Genesis 22:14 – So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” It is the name memorialized by Abraham when God provided the ram to be sacrificed in place of Isaac.
05.44 – God’s GRACE abounds
Romans 5:20 “The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.”
This is not to give a stamp of approval on Jonah’s behavior or any of us, especially when we are going out of our way to be disobedient and choose something else over God. This IS to say that God is consistent in extending unmerited favor to us. It simply speaks to HIS character and highlights how much more we need Him; and how much more we can and should trust Him.
06.38 – My takeaway from Jonah Chapter 1
You might choose to separate yourself from the Lord… you might find yourself in a season of struggling to WANT what God wants for you… you might not understand or be at peace with enduring the hardships you are facing – maybe because you think it isn’t fair or just don’t see God’s hand in it. You aren’t the first and won’t be the last person to experience this. The first chapter of Jonah just illustrates how even when we don’t see or understand His will… even when we run in the opposite direction… He still provides for our needs. He still loves and cares for us. So when you are on the struggle bus, feeling anxious, angry, or just defeated, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
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