“Row! Row!” the crew members shouted at one another. “Row harder!!”
“Just throw me in! The storm will stop! Just throw me in! I’m running from the Lord!”
Jonah was sure that he was the reason for the storm; that he was the reason the boat couldn’t reach land.
The crew members were convinced that they were going to throw Jonah to his death. But They went against their own thoughts and threw Him overboard. The storm ceased.
The pagan crew members then began worshipping the Lord, in awe of His power over nature.
Surprisingly Jonah didn’t perish. The Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. He had a life preserver waiting.
It’s hard not to follow our common sense. But the Lord’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts. If you are being led to go in a seemingly outlandish direction—go with it, no matter how doubtful you are about the outcome. The Lord will bless in ways that you would never expect.