On Friday, I started this 5-day bible plan with a group of other believers. We read three passages but Mark 4:37-39 stood out to me.

“But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.”

Mark 4:37-39 NLY

Sometimes, I feel like the disciples, “Jesus do you not care that I am struggling with this or feeling this way?” and then I have to remember that he died for me, so of course he cares! Humbling and submitting myself to his understanding and not my own is something I need to work on. Arrogance isn’t always the person who is outwardly haughty but also the person who is inwardly antsy. When I stress and try to figure things out on my own, I too am exalting myself above God, just like someone who is vain.

Ouch! I had never thought of myself as arrogant until I wrote that response to the reading. Funny how God can use us as vessels not only for others but also for our selves. Sometimes, we do not need anyone else just some humility and a willingness to be honest with ourselves.

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