Jonah revealed to the sailors on the ship that he was fleeing the presence of the Lord, and that explained why they were in the middle of a fierce storm.
So the Bible says, “Then the men were exceedingly afraid, and said to him,
‘Why have you done this?’ For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them” (Jonah 1:10).
Do we create problems for ourselves and those around us, because we have a problem with God? Jonah was disobeying the Lord. Why would he do such a thing? Why do we disobey the Lord?