So I began feeling sorry for myself today because I have a bruise on my face from being kicked by a large shoe and orthotic, not intensionally of course, just one those things that will happen when you have a child who does not exactly know where their limbs are in space all of the time. Poor me, poor me! I know it is natural to have these feelings since I am only human but I hate that in that moment I chose to think of myself instead of my child who struggles to get around all day and who is not at fault for this life she has been given. I pray God will help me think more on the good things, will make me more mindful of others instead myself and more humble like Jesus.
And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake. (2 Corinthians 5:15 AMP)
Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. (Galatians 6:2 AMP)
Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but
also each for the interests of others. Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which
make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained, But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being. (Philippians 2:4-7 AMP)
Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). By this we shall come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we are of the Truth, and can reassure (quiet, conciliate, and pacify) our hearts in His presence, (1 John 3:18, 19 AMP)