A Tough Question

I have joined a small group, finally. It’s been almost a year since I was in one, actually leading one, and it was time for me to come back to community. In the three weeks of being in this group of women, I have to admit God has truly blessed me through them. It’s been comforting, difficult, and an answer to prayer many times over.

Last evening we wrapped up a study on the book of Mark before a new summer series gets underway. Having come in on the tail end of this study, God has really opened my eyes in some tough ways. Last night was no different. Mark 4:35-41 is a small section with huge implications. The apostles allow the storm to unnerve them. They know Christ is with them, manifested in the form of a man right there in the boat, and yet the worry they are about to die. They wake Him asking if He doesn’t care about the trouble they are in, the circumstances that have now been brought upon them.

Sound familiar?

It’s a tough question to hear in my own life, as I read what Christ spoke. “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” My question for today is: What is it you are fearing that you need to entrust to God today? What thing(s) are allowing your faith to falter, and doubts to fill your head as to whether God cares?

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