Compassion meets people where they are at...
Jonah was a prophet of God. He was a Messenger sent by God to deliver whatever message to the people on behalf of the Lord to edify, encourage and also correct when necessary. Jonah was sent to a land called Nineveh where the people were behaving very wickedly. God sent Jonah because he loved the people of Nineveh and wanted to help them learn to do life a better way for they had no direction. They lacked wisdom in Truth. They simply didn't know they were doing all the wrong things they were doing. Because Jonah didn't want to go the Lord sent a large fish to swallow Jonah where he could have some quality alone time with God to get his priorities right.
See, to whom much is given much is required. Never believe that God gives you gifts, status or ability for your own personal glory or gain. He gives what he gives and expects us to steward it for his eternal flame.
Jonah had a choice-follow his flesh and do what he wanted or follow his faith and go as God directed. Jonah went as directed, God showered Grace and Compassion on him, too. He knew what he had to do and he went to Nineveh, delivered the word of correction and the people repented and changed!
What is God asking you to do? Does he keep sending you to a job where you feel unmotivated, under appreciated for all your loyalty and dedication? Do you have a family member who seems to take constant advantage of you? Does the threat of disease or illness linger in your presence like an unwanted guest? Sometimes God sends us to something and allows us to walk through something because it's the best way to get to the other side of disappointment, despair and concerns and cares. Never forget he goes through with you-
Don't be afraid.
God is on your side & should the tide arise...
So will you.
No matter how you feel about God. He is crazy about you. He loves you.
"Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength."