I went to church Sunday Evening for the very first time since the first week in November. It'd been so long, on the way there I wondered if I'd feel like a visitor. That turned out ok, but I learned something else.
A lady named Joyce, who goes to my church, had MANY health issues last yr and almost died. Yeah, I'd had a lot of health issues, but probably never was near as close to meeting my maker as she was.
Even in recent days, when its difficult to breathe or if the pain tries to come back in my ribs, I think of Joyce. Counting her food grams and still probably on a bunch of meds stay alive.
Even though it helps me not to feel so sorry for myself to think of what someone else is going through, what helps the most is to remember the the God who created this universe, sustains us both. It also helps to remember that nothing is for nothing.
In 2 Corinthians God is refered to as "the Father of mercies," and "the God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. "
So if your problems got you down, turn your eyeballs outward. Look around and I'm almost sure you'll find someone worse off. Who knows? You may even be able to help them feel better. Then chances are very good that you'll feel better too! :-)