Thoughts about rock bottom…
“The harder you fall the higher you bounce!”
When you decide to hit rock bottom, humiliation is part of the deal!”
“Rock bottom is the feeling you get when things are going wrong all around you, and life feels chaotic or even hopeless. You’re losing drive, motivation, and the ability to think clearly. It’s the lowest level you can be on, and the most unhappy a person can be.”
I was talking to a good family friend earlier and suddenly our chat veered on the topic about “rock bottom!” It sounds like a metaphor to describe a feeling or experience. As she described it, she is not naive to this experience and this experience was a rude awakening to her faith her relationship to her GOD, something she neglected.
The dictionary defines “Rock bottom” the lowest possible level or in the worst situation:
In all actuality, rock bottom is a concept that means something different to each especially to an addict or could be to a broken hearted who was betrayed by her/his partner.
Just to reinforce, rock bottom refers to a time or an event in life that causing to reach the lowest possible point in life, It is a time when the person feels like things cannot get worse for them.
But this phrase is a good reminder to all of us that regardless how deep your troubles are, things will only get better in one direction and it’s Up! So if we have never hit rock bottom you will realize realize it’s effect once you become a victim.
My religious faith led me to believe…
“As we go through our daily lives, each one of us experiences difficult situations. A lot of the times when we go through pain or suffering, we are surprised that these situations find a way into our lives and forget that God has told us that we will experience hardships. We are given the gift of faith from Him and are taught to use this valuable fruit of the Spirit, but a lot of the times we do not. In difficult or confusing times, we are quick to worry about them instead of having faith.
The grace of God has given us the gift of faith, not because we deserve it, but as a result of the everlasting goodness of His works. It is important to also know that this gift we have been given is not in exchange for us accomplishing good works. Appreciation for this gift should fill our hearts with humility knowing we’ve been given something we could never achieve on our own.
Why Having The Gift of Faith Can Save Us…
“Therefore, we are always confident, although we know that while we are at home in the body, we are away from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7
When we do go through hardships, whether they be financial troubles, painful relationships, damaged health or questioning our self-worth, it is hard for us to realize that God is still always working in us. This is because as humans we use our belief based on what we see and not by faith, which is what God tells us to focus on. Second Corinthians 5:7 tells us it can be difficult to trust God during uncertain times, but as believers we know that His ways are not our ways, and He will ultimately work all things for good (Isaiah 55:8-9, Romans 8:28).
Having faith in difficult times can allow you to find peace in God’s presence. When you are unfaithful, it can harden your heart with pride and cause you to grow distant in your relationship with Him. Learning to give up all your struggles and problems to God can lift a heavy burden off yourself. God has given us the gift of faith so that we may use it to recognize His works and not be in constant worry when we are surrounded by uncertainties.