Dealing with My Pity Party

You know. The world doesn’t always go the way you’d like it to. okay, well maybe your world does. But mine, not so much. But then that may becuase 1) I’m not in control and 2) there are five other people who live in my household and rely on me to do stuff. And of course all the other things going on around me.

Yet, no matter what is happening, I’m always reminded that somewhere, someone else is having a more challenging time.  Right now in my own homeschool group, I know of families who are dealing with illnesses, injuries, and even a few deaths. I won’t even get into what my neighbor – another homeschooling family – has had to go through this year in all three of those areas. 

I find it hard when I’m having my own pity party to write and be uplifting. And so all I can say, is that it helps for me to look around and realize that it is better to be spending my time and energy helping others, supporting others, than to focus on my own stuff.

So right now, as I face a variety of issues in my own life, after I wipe away the periodic flood of tears and desire to crawl under a rock and not come out until it’s over, I can only set my cares upon the Father and set out to do His work for others, in whatever capacity I can. Because he does have a plan. And my plans aren’t His.


P.S. If you need some help during some challenging times, here’s some verses that help me

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2 Responses to Dealing with My Pity Party

  1. Frazzled Mom says:

    I’m sorry you had such a rough patch. I put my hand to plow when I’m feeling sorry for myself. I make a meal for a friend or visit someone that’s sick. It’s hard to crawl out of that rock, but God always gives me an opportunity just when I don’t want it. Here is a big hug for you my friend!

  2. Shannon says:

    Many thanks Elizabeth!


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