Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 27th December 2017
TOPIC: Don’t Give In to Self-Pity
KEY VERSE: For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. (Jeremiah 29:11)
MESSAGE: Self-pity is a destructive and negative emotion. It blinds us to our blessings and the possibilities before us and it steals our hope for both today and tomorrow. People who pity themselves often think, Why should I try to do anything? I’ll just fail.
Joyce Meyer Devotion: Are You Hopeful?
Self-pity is actually idolatry because it is self-focus carried to the extreme. When we allow ourselves to fall into self-pity, we are essentially rejecting God’s love and His ability to change things.
I encourage you not to waste one more day of your life in self-pity. When you lose hope and begin to feel sorry for yourself, stop and say: “I refuse to feel sorry for myself. I may be in a difficult season of life right now, but I will not stop hoping for better things!”
Joyce Meyer Devotion: Be Generous And Cheerful
God has thoughts and plans for your good, to give you hope for your future. If you will hold on to your hope by keeping your focus and faith in Jesus, amazing things will happen in your life!
PRAYER: God, I refuse to feel sorry for myself. When circumstances are difficult, I’ll remember that You are bigger than my problems and You have a good future planned for me. I want Your plans to come to pass in my life, and I trust You to change my circumstance according to Your will. Amen!
Today’s Daily Devotional Messages was written by Joyce Meyer, the Founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries.