Get off the Pity Train.
“Trust in the Lord , and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord , they shall inherit the earth”.(Psalms 37:3-9 KJV).
When things don’t turn out quite the way you hoped or it seems like nothing good ever happens to you–it’s easy to jump on the “pity train” and start feeling sorry for yourself. But when you go down that path–it never makes you feel better. In fact, the more you sulk and feel sorry for yourself, the more miserable you are and the further down you’ll fall. Moping around with a sour attitude and a “poor-me” mentality is downright destructive. Soon your self esteem becomes dangerously low, and you’ll eventually hit rock bottom. Once you are stuck in the pit of despair, there is only one way out–and that is to reach out to Jesus!
The Bible says in Psalm 40:2, “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” The truth is, we live in a sinful world and there will always be trials and heartache here on earth. We won’t have a perfect life until Jesus comes. Instead of becoming despondent and depressed when experiencing heartache–trust in God! Have faith that He knows what is best for you and His love will sustain you. Sometimes God allows us to go through the fire so that He can perfect our characters and prepare us for heaven.
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation”.(Isaiah 12:2 KJV).
God, says in James 1:2-3, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” So don’t ride the pity train–instead rejoice through every trial knowing that it’s going to be okay–because you are safe in the arms of Jesus!
“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong”. (2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV).
Therefore ,You Don’t Have To Give Up
2 Corinthians 4:16-18,tells us,
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal”.
However, 2 Corinthians 5:7,reminds us of this fact,
“FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT”.
+Remember what it means to go through something. Going through means you are passing through, and since you are passing through do not stop. Keep marching forward like a soldier in the army of God and you will eventually come out of it, or it will pass you by.
+You cannot be defeated unless you allow it.
+Give the Lord all that He requires from you in Love and Faith in Him.
+The Lord’s Victory is your Victory.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!