Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
Recently I have really been struggling with self pity which, as all sin, is the worship of self instead of worshiping God. I am not perfect, and the victory seems far away; yet God in his kindness planned it into the heart of the writers of his word, and the people who made the reading plan I am going through to have me read through Psalm 116, and John 16:16-33, along with others. These two sections were particularly helpful in the struggle. Psalm 116:7 really stood out to me as a defense against listening to such lies. Thankfulness is the anti-self pity. Haven't I received everything to be thankful for?
Well, I couldn't end a Thanksgiving post without talking mentioning my annual football ritual. So, it happened again this year. There I mentioned it. Happy Thanksgiving everynutty!