You know what often happens to the person wrapped up in what they think they deserve? They find themselves in a desert. A desert where dreams dry up. A desert where hope evaporates. A desert where plans whither and die. A desert where their isolation is self-inflicted because the way out of the desert is clear. What is the way out?
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
– Matthew 4:10-11