Rock Bottom

I’ve been to rock bottom. It’s not a nice place. I never want to go back there. But it’s made me who I am today and inspired me to push on for fear of stumbling back down into the pit. The knowledge of rock bottom keeps me honest and humble whenever I feel I’m getting too big for my boots. Rock bottom is not the end, rather a beginning. For when you hit rock bottom you have two options. Give up or survive. I chose the latter. So must you.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

34 thoughts on “Rock Bottom

  1. I thought I no longer wanted to live. But when my rockbottom came, I sought refuge like a drowning man seeks a life raft. My life changed that day. That was the day that I decided to stop dying and start living again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I have been to rock bottom too, 7 years ago. I sent out a desperate plea for people to pray for me as the medication I was on (at the time )worsened my depression before it helped it. It’s a lonely, scary place and I’m so grateful that I could cry out to God for help. It certainly is a humbling place- I have only compassion for those who struggle like that.

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  3. Rock bottom showed me a humility and understanding of others. It keeps me in check and has made me a calmer person. Itโ€™s like a have a barometer showing: where I am, where Iโ€™ve been and where I wish to be. I tip my scales all the time between the two but itโ€™s within my centre that I found the grounding I need to steady me.

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  4. Thanks for being a wonderful cheerleader for us, Stephen. ๐Ÿ™‚Rock bottom is a beautiful place. It re- introduced me to my spirit again- and what a total gift that turned out to beโฃ๏ธ

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  5. Powerful post. Beautiful exploration of our capacity to chose and grow from those experiences that carve out the essence of our soul. The only way down from rock bottom is six feet under. Everything from that perspective is light bearing growth. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

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