God Always Answers

Posted on 09/18/19 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “God Always Answers.” Join us as we read about Jonah’s prayer to the Lord during his time in the belly of the fish and hear encouraging wisdom about how God is always at work on your behalf! Our prayer is that this message would strengthen your faith in God’s desire to answer your prayers and encourage you to pray and believe God to provide for your every need!

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God Always Answers

Jonah 2:1–2 ESV
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying, “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me

1. God answers us even when we are guilty

Jonah 2:1–2 ESV
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying, “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me

Psalm 107:10–11; 13-15 NLT
Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom, imprisoned in iron chains of misery. They rebelled against the words of God, scorning the counsel of the Most High. “LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He led them from the darkness and deepest gloom; he snapped their chains. Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.

2. God answers us in impossible situations

Jonah 2:5–6a ESV
The waters closed in over me to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever…

Jonah 2:6 ESV
I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.

3. God answers us at just the right time

Jonah 2:7 ESV
When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.

Jonah 2:9b
“Salvation belongs to the LORD!”