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Self-Pity Pie


Normally, I prefer cake to pie. Every once in a while I will eat pie – if it is cherry. However, I despise biting into a slice only to chomp down on a cherry pit. Ouch!

Recently, I was sitting in my study enjoying a huge slice of “self-pity” pie. I felt like it was a case of righteous-indignation until the Holy Spirit convicted me it was self pity. Talk about pits. ┬áThe next time I’ll try the pie with two scoops of Yarnell’s Homemade Style vanilla ice cream.

When the Holy Spirit asks, “Do you do well to be angry?” I have to respond, “No.” If I can change the situation then I need to change it. If I can’t, I must get over it and move on. It doesn’t do any good to pout.

Jonah 4:9 (KJV)
And God said to Jonah, “Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd?” And he said, “I do well to be angry, even unto death.”