I have to admit that recently I've been in a serious funk. Some of it I can explain and other parts of it I can't. But something I was thinking about today is that helpless feeling when you struggle with depression and anxiety. The one where you're praying you can hit rock bottom so you have the traction and foundation to begin upwards again. Yet sometimes you feel like you're in a constant free fall spiraling out of control. Like the bad dream where you're tossed into an abyss only to never find the end of it. That scares me more than being at the bottom. It reminds me of this great story about a young man named Joseph. His brothers hated him so much they threw him in a pit. He was literally at rock bottom. His brothers then sold him into slavery, where he was escorted off to Egypt. But Joseph set aside discouragement and showed up every day gaining the favor of Pharaoh. One day Pharaoh appointed built to be the most powerful world leader in all of Egypt. This was during a time of an extreme famine, a time when the world was hungry and needed a leader most. Jospeh new there was a drought coming and stored away year's worth of food for the world and was able to save it from hunger. So don't be discouraged by hitting rock bottom. Be encouraged that now you have a place to stand and plant your feet. Now you get to start again. Keep going and keep showing up. Sometimes that's all you can do. And when that's all you can do, I promise you it'll be enough. The world needs you, so please don't go.