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Jonah: Praying In Darkness (2)

Jonah: Praying In Darkness
Scripture: Jonah 2: 1-10         Key Verse: Jonah 2:1

INTRODUCTION
1.  Jonah is in the belly of the whale.
2.  This is the worst moment of his life.
3.  He's not sure if he's going to survive.

I.   WE NEED GOD
      A.  Some things are too big to handle alone.
      B.  There is no shame in struggling.
      C.  We must acknowledge our pain to get out of it.

II.  CRY OUT TO GOD
      A.  Rock bottom is a strong foundation.
      B.  We can reset after a failure.
      C.  God is always listening for us.

III. GIVE THANKS TO GOD
       A.  Follow the directions of the Lord.
       B.  He'll rescue you.
       C.  This is a new start, not just the end.

CONCLUSION
1.  God wants us to need Him.
2.  Our weakness let's Him be strong.
3.  A life of thanks is a life with God.

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