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When You Hit Bottom (Psalm 119:107)

I am exceedingly afflicted; revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
Psalm 119:107

There are times in this life when circumstances are so extreme that it does not seem possible to go on. It would be impossible to list all of the types of circumstances that could bring a person to despair, even of life. If you are in or have endured such circumstances, you know exactly what this feels like. Facing another minute or hour, let alone another day, seems excruciating. The weight of such circumstances can make it feel as though you can barely breathe. How can you possibly go on?

There is only one answer. Your hope can only be found in our covenant-keeping God. He is the One who can restore life when it seems like there is no reason to live. The revival that God can bring to one’s soul is not simply the ability to survive; it is the opportunity to actually live a life that is renewed – it is purposeful, it is fruitful.

How do you find such hope? It can be found in God’s word. He is the One who gives hope both for this life and the life to come. He reminds us what this life is all about and what is yet to come. Because He is faithful, we can always trust His promises. He can bring comfort when it seems that you are beyond being comforted.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:3–4

If you have found yourself in the midst of such circumstances, I urge you to open God’s word. Let it feed your soul as nothing else can. Set your heart and mind on God’s gracious provision for you, and rest assured that He can revive your soul.

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58