In this article, William Farley argues that self-pity is spiritual poison that destroys the soul. Farley takes apart this inner spiritual dynamic, then shows how the gospel of Jesus Christ provides the life-giving antitoxin, bringing both conviction and forgiveness. Farley concludes that those stuck in self-pity need a fresh, penetrating view of the cross of Christ and all that it says about God’s love and their own sin.
The Poison of Self-Pity
from the Journal of Biblical Counseling 25:3 | 2007