Self pity

I was going through a box of notes and I found these on self-pity. I'm sure these thoughts are not original to me, so I don't take credit for them.

Self-pity is the result of unhealed wounds and ungrieved losses. It keeps us stuck in the unresolved past so that we cannot see God's glory now nor have a positive future vision.

Manifestations of the unbroken cycle of self-pity can be, but are not limited to:

  • Accusing God
  • Fatherlessness
  • Feeling abandoned
  • Feeling lost
  • Self-defensiveness
  • Rebellion to authority
  • Unteachable
  • "No one really understands me"
  • No hope of healing or restoration
  • Religiosity replaces genuine spirituality
  • Martyr complex
  • becoming a slave to comfort

What's the solution?

  • The fellowship of His sufferings
  • His resurrection power in our lives
  • God's love
  • Processing each negative thought through God's love
  • Seeing life through God's love
  • Experiencing liberty


  1. Anonymous5:24 PM

    Couldnt agree more with that, very attractive article


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