Inviting God to Your Pity Party

4 Bible verses to bring you comfort when things go terribly wrong

Posted in , Sep 22, 2017

Invite God to your pity party

I recently had a day full of emails and phone calls with news I didn’t want–someone let me down and things I thought would happen…didn’t. My spirits were low. I thought about throwing a pity party, but it was too much trouble to plan one. 

But then I realized that the best answers to making it through times like those are found in God’s Word:

1.  God tells us to quit carrying our problems and to give them to Him.
In 1 Peter 5:7, He says, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”

2.  God says not to be stressed over situations and to bring requests to Him in prayer.
In Philippians 4:6-7, He says, “Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Following His plan will bring peace instead of anxiety.

3.  God says to wait on Him.
In Lamentations 3:5, He tells us, “The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.” Waiting is hard, especially when it’s something that’s close to our hearts, but as my pastor, Rev. Ralph Sexton, always says, “Even when we can’t track Him, we can trust Him.”

4.  God says He will comfort us in our distress, and He understands that sometimes, we’re too discouraged to even pray.
In Romans 8:26-28, He reminds us, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

How precious to know that God will come to my pity party, that He will hold me close, He will pray for me, and He will work all things out for my good. And I can promise that He’ll do exactly the same for you.

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