1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness
Whenever we are alone, most of us love to do self-pity. We’re thinking that we are not good enough, that we are nothing and that what we’re doing is so ordinary compared to other people.
We might not realize it but God doesn’t pity us for this, He doesn’t like it. He doesn’t want that His children think less of themselves. Instead of self-pity, do something better, praise God. We are a child of the King, it is better for us to declare that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and was created according to the likeness of our Father than to drown ourselves in self-pity. We are blessed, we are privileged and loved by our Almighty God, and what else could we ask for?
If the reason we are condemning ourselves which leads us to self pity is because we have sinned and feel unworthy of God’s love, then confess those sins and God is faithful to forgive us. We can ask God to put a desire in our hearts to be obedient all the time. Instead of self-condemnation and self-pity, pray and ask for forgiveness. We should not underestimate the grace of God. If we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness, we need to make sure that we purify ourselves. We should not make an excuse for doing them again.
God is a merciful God. Be sincere in asking for forgiveness and God will welcome us back with an open arms. There is no greater feeling in this world than being with God. Self-pity is not God’s; it’s the devil’s. Our God is a great God, instead of wasting our time condemning ourselves, let’s praise God, let’s declare that God is a faithful God and He will never forsake us.
Lord, forgive us. Forgive us for being weak. Teach us to be faithful and blameless always. There are times that we are sinning against You and we humbly ask for your forgiveness. Give us an obedient heart and make us pure. We want to follow You Lord, all the days of our lives. We want to glorify and praise You. Make us righteous and worthy of Your love. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.