Then everyone who was in trouble, in debt, or bitter about life joined him, and he became their commander. There were about four hundred men with him. 1 Samuel 22:2
In the process of recovery we can sometime become deflated. Little things can bring disappointment, self-pity can cause us to feel down. We have all seen a balloon deflate as air is released from it, seen how it collapses in a heap, withered as the last of the air escapes from it. Maybe we can relate ourselves to the balloon, withered and collapsed. The difference between us and the balloon being the balloon has no power within itself to make any attempt at recovery.
It is within us to do something about it when we are deflated. We can get on top of things again. We don’t need to stay deflated. We have available to us divine Help! We can turn to God and summon new life. and strength. Jesus is available to help us rebuild and remake our lives. To learn from our mistakes and down times.
It is futile trying to battle alone. Turn your eyes on Jesus, thrust your cares and worries on Him for renewal of reason, purpose and hope.
Do not let me wallow in self-pity, Lord. When I am down, lift me up. When I am weak, make me strong. Help me to be Christ cantered in my life today.