Saying no to self-pity this Sunday

Last night was rough. I have been exhausted from several days now of sleepless nights. I am tired. My little girl is either teething or just not feeling well, because she has woken up around six times each night in a fit.

Yesterday my husband finished four days of twelve hour work days. I love when he is off because I miss him and also get excited for a little family time. And a little break- maybe a few hours of time to myself.

Poor guy was exhausted. Pooped.

All night Lillian tossed and turned. All night I was a grumpy mess- stammering around the house looking for a pacifier or bottle, and at one point even making noise out loud trying to wake Brian up!

This morning I woke up bitter and tired. My daughter wanted to play but I wanted to sleep in! Not fair!

Ha. So of course the devotional I open up is about being on guard against the danger of self-pity.

“There are ways to protect yourself from self-pity. When you are occupied with praising and thanking Me, it is impossible to feel sorry for yourself. Also, the closer you live to Me, the more distance there is between you and the pit. Live in the Light of My Presence by fixing your eyes on Me.”
-Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverancethe race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
-Hebrews 12:1-2


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