If you learn about yourself, you can help yourself. No one outside of you can be your comfort or joy. When it comes down to the wire, you are all you have. People fail you. That’s why a relationship with God is so important. God will never fail us.
No matter how wonderful your relationship is with spouse, parents, family, neighbors, none of them can make you completely happy. Job, crafts or hobbies will not completely satisfy you either. The choice of contentment and happiness is entirely up to you.
I used to think that getting to a size ten would be bliss. Nope. Still had to watch calories to stay there.
I came to understand that I am not worthless, or unlovable. I learned to see myself through God’s eyes and trust his opinion of me. I tried standing on my own two feet, encouraging the strong self I possessed but had never realized. I learned to trust my own decisions. This is so easily done when we trust God’s input.
You are my friends if you do what I command you. (John 15:14)