February 3rd 2019: False Friends: Overcoming Self Pity (Jonah 3:9 - 4:11)
Self pity is defined as‘ excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one's own troubles’ and no one likes to think of themselves as having it! Deceptive because it can feel comforting and familiar, it reminds us of all the hurts we’ve experienced from life and at hands of others and can keep us living in the past. Scripture tells us that whilst God has great compassion for those that suffer He also calls his people to move into freedom from the past and to forgive those who have hurt us. It can be uncomfortable journey!.
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