I was recently listening to someone share their story of how life dealt them such a hard blow and at some point they doubted if they would even make it through alive. I smiled when this person said “you’ll never know what it feels unless you’ve been there.” Yes, I smiled because while some of us do not look like the burns and demolitions we survived and have overcome, I know exactly what that rock bottom experience feels like. I have been through it and so many people have been there in life as well.

One thing is certain in life, each and every one of us will experience something tragic at some point. It’s an experience I will not even wish on my worst enemy. When all hope is lost and you think you will not make it. It’s the lowest, breaking and humbling experience you’ll ever know and if I choose to share it on paper, you’ll be looking at thousands of pages to read. Here’s one of the things I learned through those painful experiences and even the ones yet to come in the future, they drew me closer to God and made me realize that I was so dependent on the strength and words of men. My whole life was centered on the people and the external structures and systems that I have created to help me do life well. I was wrong, very wrong in my thinking and processing of life because the arm of flesh will fail you. (Read Psalms 146:3 and Jeremiah 17:5-9.) In my heart and mind, I always believed people honor their words and promises like I do, but I will learn the hardest way that the only true word I can trust and build my life on was God’s word.

Only the power and strength of God can hold you and give you that security you desire in life. It is God’s power that will cause another human being to bless you or favor you. Only God can touch the heart of a person to intervene and not harm you. Look, He shut the mouth of Lions so Daniel’s life will be spared when a man condemned him to die. (Daniel 6:22) So, do you get my point now? You hit rock bottom because you are depending on the strength, resources and honor of men. If you are experiencing the rock bottom life, please do the reverse, draw closer to GOD and focus on God, and ask Him for His strength and power to come out of that situation. You will come out of it a different man completely because your dependency and sufficiency will be of the Lord, the creator of the entire universe. (2 Corinthians 3:5)

I pray Psalm 40:1-3 AMP for you this week.

I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.

I decree it is so and so it is in Jesus’ name. AMEN!


Lady Abena.