A lot of people might get uncomfortable sharing from the perspective of their shortcomings and their failures. Personally, that is my favorite place to share from, because it ensures that I am sharing the power of Christ in me and not any power within myself. So today I would like to tell everyone about the lowest point in my life.
About 4 years ago, I had completely given up on myself. I was absolutely absorbed with pride, self righteousness, and all sorts of sinful addictions. I had tried everything that I possibly could do to break free of those addictions on my own. The more I tried, the tighter the claws of drunkenness, pornography and pride gripped me. It was sort of like being trapped in quick sand. The more I struggled to get free, the faster I sunk. Finally, I hit a point where that quick sand of brokenness was over my head and I could no longer breathe. I fell into depression. I hit rock bottom. For the first time in my life, I had completely given up.
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.