Then the Lord answered Job… “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much” Job 38:1, 4
Self pity has the power of shrinking our world instantly and make ourselves too big than we really are.
Self pity is actually being selfish – thinking our own problem, talking of our own problem and making ourselves more important than everyone else.
The only way to break the self pity and come out to the real world is to exalt the Lord Who created everything!
While Job was all caught up in his sorrow, self-pity, reasoning and boasting – God placed an icebreaker question – “Where where you when I…” to shook him and bring him out of the pit of being caught by himself.
Our whole life is insignificant compared with the eternity. Our struggles are not worth mentioning and painting a big picture as though it is the most difficult trouble mankind ever experienced.
Rather, a simple surrender by praising the Lord in the storm will take us to the shore we desired. Then, the only boasting we are left with is – more praise about the Lord and Who He is now in our lives!
When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. Psalm 91:15