Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Thanksgiving (04/18/05)

TITLE: The Solution to "The Pit"
By Becky Meyer
04/25/05


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

"It's not fair. I deserve better treatment. I can't believe how mean my friends are being toward me. Poor little pitiful me. I deserve to feel rotten!"

We all fall into the pit and throw a pity party for ourselves. If something doesn't go our way, we feel sorry for ourselves. Did you know, there's a telephone in the bottom of every pit? We use it to call our friends and ask them to feel bad right along with us. We invite them to our pity party. But there's a problem with this picture; we can't serve God in the pit.

We all fall into the pits from time to time, and stop serving God. So how do we get out to start serving Him again?

I get out of the pit by using God's ladder of praise and thanksgiving. To get up each wrung of the ladder, I thank God for one thing. Thanking and praising God for things like my home, my family, my friends, Jesus dying on the cross for me, and God love lifts my spirits. And soon, I have climbed out of that pit that sucks me into its depths.

But we do not need the occasion of "the pit" to thank God. Praise is a fun, encouraging thing to do anytime of the day. My mom and I like to go back and forth praising God when we're in the car going somewhere together. Or if we're talking on the phone, sometimes we'll end our conversation just thanking our Creator.

Try this awesome activity with your friends. Praising God is like filling your life back up with fuel. Spend time with God, thanking Him for all that He's done for you. Praising Him always puts me in a great mood, even from the worst pits of despair.

So if you find yourself feeling pitiful, get out of that pit by using the ladder of praise and thanksgiving. Wrung by wrung, praise God until you feel great again. And to God be the glory. Amen.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 663 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Carol Dee Meeks04/25/05
AMEN!!! You said it so well. Enjoyed the write. cm
Phyllis Inniss 04/26/05
A slight correction - 'rung by rung' of the ladder; otherwise a very good article and reminder how to get out of the pit of despair - by simply praising Him.
donna robinson04/27/05
This reminds me of a sermon I once heard where the Preacher called the worse disease you can get is "POM POM disease--Poor Old Me!
You expressed the simple solution we all need to keep tucked away in our soul very well.