1. Elijah yielded to self-pity for a time and fled to Horeb.
1 Kings 19.
1 Kings 19:4–5. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!” Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.”
2. God confronted Elijah.
1 Kings 19:9. And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
3. Listen to Elijah’s self-pity.
1 Kings 19:10. So he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”
4. God dealt with Elijah’s problem.
1 Kings 19:11–18.
5. Asaph, the psalmist, also fell into the sin of self-pity for a time.
6. Listen to Asaph’s self-pity.
Ps. 73:13–14. Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence. For all day long I have been plagued, And chastened every morning.
7. Asaph recovered from his self-pity.
8. The Lord directs us to a cure for self-pity.
9. Turn from self-pity.
Prov. 15:13. A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
10. Jonah became angry and was filled with self-pity, for which God rebuked him.
Jonah 4:3–4. “Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!” Then the Lord said, “Is it right for you to be angry?”
 Kruis, J. G. (1994). Quick scripture reference for counseling (electronic ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.