1 Kings 19:14 Elijah said it again, “I’ve been working my heart out for God, the God-of-the-Angel-Armies, because the people of Israel have abandoned your covenant, destroyed your places of worship, and murdered your prophets. I’m the only one left, and now they’re trying to kill me.”
Don’t let loneliness become self-pity: Elijah believed he was the only person left who was true to God. Lonely and discouraged he forgot about everyone else. When we are lonely and discouraged we can do the same.
Self-pity can dilute what we have already achieved through recovery. Through recovery, life we need each other and it is important to remember that when we feel sorry for ourselves. Others are on the process of recovery with us and we need to are traveling together to support each other.
Prayer: Just for today I will not allow self-pity to control my thoughts and actions. If I feel lonely I will seek out someone else in recovery and encourage them as we share the recovery road together.