All posts in " self-pity "

Wallowing in self-pity

By Dave Henning / March 31, 2023

“Concentration on our sin against God is the opposite of self-pity.  Wallowing in self-pity may appear to be repentance, but it is not . . . . Our sorrow is not over how we wronged God or others but over the trouble it has brought us.  We are not truly troubled by the sin, and […]


Elusive place – arriving at acceptance

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2019

“This is how I’ll finally arrive at that elusive place called acceptance — by watching for, noting, gathering instances of hope and joy in one hand, even while wrestling with my darkest hours in the other.  This truth rings loudly in my heart: Good and bad can exist at once.  It’s okay to admit that […]

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