Right now is a season of great trial.  And I realized yesterday that as soon as I started to walk down the road of self-pity, a lack of patience and teary-eyed frustration came right alongside me as well.  As soon as I stopped the counting of my hardships, they went away.  I’m in a battle of life and death right now and I can’t afford to go down the roads that sap life.  Lord, protect me from myself.