The Pit of Self-PitySo let us run the race that is before us and never give up.
—Hebrews 12:1 (ICB)
It’s easy to feel sorry for yourself—especially when things aren’t going your way, or you feel like everyone is against you, or you are just plain tired of trying so hard all the time. But feeling sorry for yourself is one of the devil’s favorite traps. Don’t even go near it! Once you fall into his trap, it is very hard to get out again.
How can you protect yourself from the devil’s traps? Focus on Me. When you are feeling sorry for yourself, you are thinking only about yourself and your problems. But when you think about Me and praise Me for My Presence, then you won’t stumble into the pit of self-pity. Stay close to Me in your words and thoughts. I will give you the energy to run the race—and to outrun Satan!