Weekend weave: How to overcome feeling sorry for yourself

Phil 4 6

The Bible tells us that nothing can separate us from God’s love, that His plans for us are for good, and that we should not worry because there is nothing to fear. Why then is it still so easy to find ourselves discouraged and feeling sorry for ourselves? Because we’re human and to do anything to the contrary takes commitment, focus, and perseverance (read all about that in the posts from last week and coming up this week!)

Self pity is a slimy bottomless pit. Once you fall in you tend to go deeper and deeper into the mire. As you slide down those slippery walls, you are well on your way to profound darkness.

Your only hope is to look up and see the Light of My Presence shining down on you. Though the light looks dim, from your perspective, deep in the pit, those rays of sun and hope can reach you at any depth. -From Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young

Make a commitment to identify anytime that you find yourself worrying or feeling sorry for yourself. When it happens write it down in your prayer journal, turn that item over to God in prayer, and meditate on this verse:

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

In the days ahead go back and read those journal entries and celebrate how God is moving in these areas, already working for you.

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this. (Psalm 37:5)

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