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Rock Bottom

  • And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying, I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me Jonah 1:16 ESV

    Sitting in the black darkness all alone, Jonah contemplated his situation from the inside of a great fish. The Lord had told him to go preach, but Jonah decided to do something else entirely, and went the other way. In time, his past caught up with him and swallowed him alive. Now it looked like the end. He had disobeyed, and this was his punishment. He deserved it, it is over, 'bout as well lay down and die.

    Then some spark of hope arose in Jonah, as his life was fainting away (2:7) he prayed to the Lord and God changed his circumstances. God spoke to the fish and it took Jonah back to the land and spit him out. Peter thought that he had wrecked his life as well when he denied even knowing the Lord Jesus three times in one night (Mark 14:72), but the Lord restored him.

    I am not saying that sin and running away from God is alright. I am saying that with a simple prayer, you can make it right. Sometimes when we run from God, He will allow us to hit rock bottom. Then when we turn to Him, He will help us. It is never too late, because God's love has no limits. It is never too late, because when you hit rock bottom, He can restore you just as He did Jonah, Peter and me.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, pick me up when I fall. Blow your breath on the fire within me and cause me to stand firm on Your word, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen......praise the Lord Hallelujah!
July 6, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Hold us up Dear God. Amen. 

July 6, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord, keep me vigilante and keep my fire for you alive!

July 6, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

July 6, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

God hold us up and keep us strong. Amen...Thank you Paster Todd for the daily devotional.

July 6, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

July 6, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

July 6, 2018
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia

At the bottom, but with my heart looking for God. He will rise me up. Thank You for Your great love sweet Lord.

July 6, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!!!

July 6, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

July 6, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 6, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Praises be to You oh Father,  don't forget about me I need You. I keep my trust in You,don't let me down. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Thank you Pastor for  this devotional, we need to remember. 

 

July 6, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

July 6, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

When we descend to the lowest of lows, there's only one way to look: UP!

July 6, 2018
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Been there, done that.  God picked me back up, gave me a plan for the future, and is walking with me each step of the way, Praise His Name!!

July 6, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Thank you Lord God, dear Heavenly father for your unfailing love and compassion! You are so good, your tender mercies last forever and I pledge my love to you! I want You to always be in the center of my life!

July 6, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulusedited: July 7, 2018

Amen!

July 7, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, pick me up when I fall. Blow your breath on the fire within me and cause me to stand firm on Your word, in the Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen.

July 7, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

July 7, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

July 7, 2018