While it is always easy to have a pity party because then we enjoy the attention and it becomes all about us, getting out of it could be a daunting task. Getting out of a rut is too much work, so we wallow and tell our friends about our misfortune, and we tell and we tell some more…but guess what? Prolong the pity party and you will see that everybody is drifting and leaving slowly until they close their doors on you and avoid you completely.
It is just so easy to blame other people for our misery. It is always easy to blame God when a disaster or calamity hit us. It is easy to say there is no God to justify our anger and disbelief than hold on to our faith when life is tough.
Pity party is the only party where everyone does not over stay their welcome. I have no doubt that true friends love and genuinely care, but who wants to be around a grouchy,unhappy person all the time? Even the Grinch changed his ways and decided to become one with the people of Whoville.
We, as believers are not without comfort. We are not helpless and in fact the admonition is all over the Scripture. Habakkuk realized that despite any tumultuous situation, we can find solace and strength in our Heavenly Father.
Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
Are you troubled? Are you sad? Your life situation maybe bad? Fret not, God is able to help you. Your situation may not change, but your attitude can. Rejoice, and again I say rejoice!!
Let’s have a party but a joyful party at that! Everyone is invited and can overstay their welcome. Hope attracts the hopeless. Faith reinforces the faithless. Love conquers fear. God gives strength and courage to the weary.
- Got Joy? (fruitbearersoutreachministry.wordpress.com)
- The Pursuit of Failures (pastorrobbm.wordpress.com)
- Complaining to God (dailybibleplan.com)
- Giving God the pen (yearigrewup.wordpress.com)
- Vine of Hope (refreshmyheart.net)
- From Worry to Worship (relijournal.com)
- For Richer Or Poorer (richog.wordpress.com)