I Don't Need Your Pity

I don't need your pity.

I don't need you to feel sorry for me.

I don't need you to hear me vent out all the negative details. 

I don't need you to tell me that I'm a victim of circumstances. 

I need you to let me wrestle through adversity. 

I need you to acknowledge the providence of God in my life. 

I need you to speak the light of God's promises into the darkness that I'm in. 

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
— 1 Peter 1:6-7

I need you to remind me that this life is all for His glory and not for my own. 

I need you to help me discern God's priorities apart from the world's. It is passing away. 

I need you to assure me that our Father is holding me closer even when my feelings lie. 

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
— Matthew 10:28-31

I need you to give me big picture insight when I can't see past today. 

I need you to lead me to the peace of God. 

I need you to be happy for me. Even in this his eye is on the sparrow. 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:4-7