Sometimes it takes a drastic turn in our lives for us to turn to God. What does it mean to come to the end of your rope? Susie welcomes Liz Curtis Higgs back to the program to talk about hitting rock bottom and the God who brings us back up.

Liz shares her own story. “I can speak from experience – God’s arm is not too short to save and He can yank you out of the deepest pit there is.

For some of us, we just dove into the pit. Oftentimes if it’s a pit of our own choosing, we convince ourselves that it’s a party. The first few days or weeks might seem great… then we hit bottom.” Liz knows this all too well. “Mine was sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. I get those pits. I never stand in judgment. Let’s speak it out and move toward redemption!”

“It’s hard to love a pit person. I always think of the prodigal son when he comes out of the pig pen… What I’ve always been amazed at is that he doesn’t take a shower [before coming home]. The father embraces him with all the nasty, slimy, smelly stuff on him. God does the same thing for us.”

God saved Liz after her own rock-bottom experience and pulled her from the slimy pit. Two years into her faith journey, she met her now-husband, Bill, an ordained minister. Liz laughs as she remembers. “I am not what my future mother-in-law prayed for. My story is one of a thousand; it does have a happy ending. To see somebody come out of a pit, marry a good guy, have healthy children… God is beyond able to clean up the dirtiest, nastiest mess we can make and He does it so miraculously, beyond our ability.”

Susie and Liz also talk about

• The bigger kingdom story God is writing with our lives.
• How the presence of Jesus affected a “sinful woman” in the gospel of Luke.
• Focusing on what Jesus thinks of us rather than what others think of us.
• How to turn your idol into an offering.

Key Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:17; Luke 15:11-32; Luke 7:36-50

Theme Song: Beautiful Things by Tim Neufeld

Highlight : The lies Satan tells us

Redemption stories: Liz Curtis Higgs