Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Joy of the Lord

Many times, I've found myself indulging in "pity parties", those times when things weren't going the way I wanted them to, or when my heart was broken, or when I wanted something I couldn't have or afford, or when I was just having a bad day. On those occasions, I didn't want to speak to anyone, and sometimes didn't even want to go out of the house. Years ago, it was so bad that I would do whatever I could to avoid people, because that would often remind me of what I was missing, didn't have, wanted, needed, longed for and hoped for. Looking at the success of my some of my friends, I compared my life to theirs, thinking that they somehow "had it all together."