Faint Not

“While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple” (Jonah 2:7 NAS95).


            In times of strength it is good to know the Lord. When things are well it is good practice to know how to go to the Lord in prayer and seek his will. The saying you play how you practice is good to apply here. Everyday practice of a Christian’s life should involve crying out to the Lord and praying. 


            Jonah rejected the Lord and went after his own way. Isaiah says, “All of us like sheep have gone astray” (Isa. 53:6). The grace and the mercy of God move on his children’s behalf. God sees the darkness of our sin and the lost state we are in and he still desires to hear our cry. These desperate cries make into his holy temple into his presence. Jesus as out mediator presents our plea before the Lord and the Lord hears our cry.


The Lord is mighty to save. While we are weak and faint and all one has is a desperate cry. This cry does not fall on deaf ears or someone unable to respond to the call. God is able to respond and save all who call on the name of the Lord (Romans 10:13). 


Therefore remember how the Lord delivered you from your sin sickness and repent. Do not go back to that position of weakness you once were. Now walk in the newness and the strength that God gives you through Jesus Christ. All because of the Great love of Jesus Christ the Lord.