Poor Tailor, threadbare and worn, he, like so many, has not the habit of realizing the provision that God has made.
He murmurs, "I cannot afford it" and "Oh, well, I will just have to get through but it will be a tussle."
If we take God at His word, then we find ourselves cringing and clapping our hands over our ears at the scraping of self-pity so prevalent, so habitual, so mistakenly admired as humility among the gentle-folk among us.
Mr. Chambers rises indignantly, "If we give way to self-pity and indulge in the luxury of misery, we banish God’s riches from our own lives and hinder others from entering into His provision. No sin is worse than the sin of self-pity, because it obliterates God and puts self-interest upon the throne. It opens our mouths to spit out murmurings . . ."
Oh, Beloved, let us be faithful witnesses to His Character, for "He will tax the last grain of sand and the remotest star to bless us if we will obey Him."
The First Habit to Acquire:
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:4