"I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’” (v.9)
As Christians, we believe in a faithful and forgiving God. Jonah was allowed to bring himself very low, both physically and spiritually before God chose to deliver him from the dire circumstance he found himself in. To Jonah, being swallowed by a fish likely felt more like an added punishment before dying rather than a blessing of mercy from the Lord. But after 3 days and nights, Jonah recognised that his captivity within the sea creature was in fact God's way of saving his life and finally, he praised God for his mercy, acknowledging God's sovereignty over his life and what is to be done with it.