The Rock at the bottom

By Dave Henning / November 9, 2022

“Why does God put us in a situation that seems hopeless?  So that when He does what He wants to do, He gets the glory.  God allows us to hit rock bottom so we’ll discover that He is the Rock at the bottom.”- Dr. Tony Evans

“Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.  And Sarah said, ‘God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.’  And she said, ‘Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”- Genesis 21:5-7 (ESV)

Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 6 of Kingdom Heroes as he stresses the kingdom hero’s ability to wait well.  Therefore, Dr. Evans states, to wait well as a kingdom hero is:

  • to not go outside of God’s prescribed ways in order to bring something about
  • waiting with hope and expectation, not sarcastic doubt
  • to respect and honor those around you

However, Dr. Evans counsels, far too often blame comes to town.  Blame show ups when thing fail to go according to our plans or timetables.  So, in frustration or disappointment, we blame others – spouse, coworkers, boss, parents.

Yet, Dr. Evans exhorts, blame must not settle in the human heart.  Because living well in faith includes living according to the highest rule of God’s kingdom – the rule of love.

In conclusion, Dr. Evans offers these words of encouragement:

“Faith doesn’t wear one shoe size.  Nor does it look the same in each situation.  To live with faith as a kingdom hero means you choose to stay so close to God that pleasing Him becomes your highest concern.  Honoring Him and His ways becomes the way you roll.  Pursuing Him and His ways becomes your normal flow.  When you learn to do that, you’ll be amazed at what God will do for you.”

Today’s question: What Bible verses help you discover the Rock at the bottom when you hit rock bottom?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “A major test or a pop quiz?”

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