Breaktime: Self-Pity No More

Self- Pity no More

My soul is downcast within me; therefore, I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar. Psalm 42:6

David’s soul seems at a lost, with no words or actions to fill his heart. He is depleted of courage, but the glimpse of hope we see is that he wants more. David isn’t content to throw in the towel and call it quits with God; he knows there is more for him. In his state, David remembers the experiences he has had with the Lord.

We all go through seasons of discouragement and anguish. When the soul seems at a disconnect from God and those around us. We all go through sad times, which may be brought on by disappointments with ourselves, others, or even God. But no matter what the cause, the answer is owning the season as it comes.

David didn’t spend time trying to deny his souls condition but worked through it with God. He didn’t seem to pity himself or his condition but remembered God. We can all turn to self-pity, but we will only find the wrong answers. Pity perpetuates the problem and keeps us from seeking God. It may be time to put our thoughts toward remembering what God is doing.

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