Sometimes I think I’m my own worst enemy – I keep comparing the worst I know about myself with the best I see in my friends. My other, spiritual, enemy also loves to remind me of my failures – rubbing them in. It’s so tempting to listen to them and despair of myself.
Jesus, remind me of the truth about me – yes, I am a broken and sinful person, but also someone who is supremely loved and blessed by you. Help me live in the richness of that blessing. Help me catch the lies about me I keep believing.
I suspect my friends are fighting their own battles inside too. Help me show your grace to them.