Most likely, the thing(s) you are worried about today will not be the thing(s) that disrupts your life tomorrow. It is the unexpected diagnosis, layoff, expense, separation or death that will shatter your preconceived notion of how your life was supposed to be into a million different pieces. In those shattered pieces, we try to make meaning of our life.
I remember the exact moment when I hit rock bottom. I was sitting in a jail cell and had just gotten off the phone with my wife. She had informed me that our daughter would have to be temporarily removed from our home. In that moment, I lost my will to go on. I felt angry, depressed, shame and abandoned by God. Your rock bottom may not have come in a jail cell, but the feelings at the bottom are the same.
“But in my distress, I cried out to the LORD; yes, I cried to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry reached his ears.” - 2 Samuel 22:7
God Has Not Forgotten About You: God is never late but He is rarely early. Just ask Lazarus. When word got to Jesus that Lazarus; the one whom He loved, was sick, Jesus did not leave immediately. He instead took four days to go to him, and by the time He arrived, Lazarus was dead. There is something that you have had to endure where you believe that if God is who He says He is, then the thing that hurt you would not have happened. Nothing is truly dead if your faith remains in Christ, for He is the resurrection and the life (John 11:25). Like Lazarus, God has not forgotten about you. He knows your pain, He wants to resurrect you, call you out and give you a new beginning if you just have faith and believe in Him.
Your Destiny is at the Bottom: At the bottom, I lost my freedom, job, daughter and money. But I found out who I am and most importantly whose I am. What you are currently going through and what you lost in the last season of your life has no bearings on what God is about to do for you. Joseph was betrayed by his brothers and thrown into a pit, but God was with him and at the bottom of that pit, God began to take the things that were meant to harm him and use them for his good (Genesis 50:20). God strips away all the trivial things we tend to value in this world so that we can find the true value and purpose that lies within us.
Jesus is the Rock at the Bottom: When a disabled man sought Jesus for healing but could not get close to Him, his friends cut a hole in the roof where Jesus was teaching and lowered the man before Christ. The lower the man went, the closer he got to Jesus and the further he got from those who brought him. Learn to let go of what has brought you to this point if it is not of God. Let go of the grief, sadness, resentment and anxiety. Leave behind negative speech, perverse thoughts, gossip and unhealthy relationships. Do not be afraid of the descent, for even if you made your bed in Hell, God will be with you (Psalm 139:8). No matter how low you go, Jesus will be there waiting at the bottom.