5 Days From the Celebrate Recovery Devotional

Day 4 of 5 • This day’s reading


Hitting Bottom

A few months ago, someone told me, “I’m ready to hit bottom. When will I get there?” This is how I answered: “When you stop digging!”

It’s simple, really. We hit bottom when we finally get tired of being beat up by ourselves and others. Then and only then, at the point of complete surrender, do we find rest. This isn’t the sitting and doing nothing kind of rest—it’s peace of mind.

Peace of mind is the greatest rest of all. But before we can get there, we have to wave the white flag and say, “I give up!” It’s not easy, but there are a few things that can help you. First, surround yourself with people who are having victories and making progress in their recovery and in their lives. Second, stop digging your hole deeper by flooding your thoughts with the bad thinking that has gotten you where you are. Third, fill your mind with good things by memorizing Scripture and reading encouraging books.

Peace of mind is attainable, but it requires a new lifestyle, new habits, new behaviors, and relationships that are strong and upright. With God’s help, we can all find our way, but nothing less than complete commitment will get us there.


Father, I want peace of mind. I have been a captive to my painful, troubling, disobedient thoughts for far too long. As I surrender to you, surround myself with good people, and flood my mind with your Word, I pray that you will bring me the gift of peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.