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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: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen, Praise the Lord, Hallelujah!
Mar 5
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord please, amen

Mar 5
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen. This is right on time. My son is currently going through rehab for his alcohol addiction so this gives me hope for him. Since he cannot have electronics while he's inpatient I will save this message for him and share it with him when he gets home. 

Mar 5
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 5
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

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. Thank you Lord, Amen 

Mar 5
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Lord lift me up when I fall. You are my rock, my savoir, my everything. Amen

Mar 5
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Mar 5
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Mar 5
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Please Jesus help us to stand firm and receive your blessings.We love and worship you. Amen 

Mar 5
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! 

 

Mar 5
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

We hit rock bottom in spirit bc of another's actions 7 years ago. Thankfully God has brought her through and in the name of Jesus everything is straightening out. A long long wait. Thank you God. Praise the Lord. Sustain us Holy Spirit with hope. Amen. 

Mar 5
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Mar 5
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Mar 5
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Mar 5
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus

Mar 5
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father help me to be more consistent with Your plans, light me up and lead me to be as You wants me to be. In the name of Your Son Jesus I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord, I need You.

Excellent devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Mar 5
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen@

Mar 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 5
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Halleluja - Praise the Lord - He is so good, His mercy endures forever!!! Amen and Amen!!!

Mar 5
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

Apr 8