Daily Devotion

Daily Devotion

Pity Party Train

Most people when asking the question, “How are you?” really don’t want to hear any other answer than “fine!” It has become just an accepted polite greeting or something “nice to say.” No one wants to take the time to really “care” about someone else. But thankfully, God wants a “real relationship” with you and He cares about every detail of your life, including how you are “feeling.” He not only cares, He is always ready to “listen” to what you have to say. Everyone has a “down day” now and then - the kind of day when everything goes wrong and nothing turned out quite the way you had hoped. And when discouragement sets in - self loathing seems to comes along for the ride as well. Before you know it, you’ve convinced yourself that you’re a “failure,” “no one loves you,” and “your such a loser!” But your emotions don’t determine the kind of person you are and your “feelings about yourself” are rarely an accurate measurement of what is “real.” When the “pity-party train” rolls in, resist the urge to jump aboard! Instead, cling to Jesus who loves you even when you’re having a “down day.” Don’t beat yourself up because you’re discouraged! You’re human and it’s only natural that there will be times when you just don’t like yourself very much - but you don’t have to stay in a pit of despair. Just remember that even on your worst day - Jesus loves you! Pray and ask God to let you see yourself through His eyes - and you’ll love yourself a whole lot more! Text: Psalm 34:5, Psalm 94:19, 1 John 4:19