CRAZY DAYThis is not a post about the major event that blows up our lives. This is about those days when a lot of little things go wrong.  In Mark 4, there are a group of guys who just have that kind of a day: it had been a long day, it’s night, and it’s safe to assume they’re tired (Mark 4:1-35); their boss gives them one last task (Mark 4:35), unexpected horrible weather interferes (Mark 4:37); the effects of the unexpected storm cause damage (Mark 4:37b), their only source of help, Jesus, is sleeping (Mark 4:38) and the oh-so-common human emotions of fear, stress and frustration kick in (Mark 4:38). What’s funny, is I used to think it was only a “girl” problem, i.e. “drama.” But in this text, it’s all guys! So these “lots-of-little-things-go-wrong” days, know no bias. So what do we do? Well, therein lies the problem. Because WE can’t do anything, all at once. WE didn’t know it was gonna go down like this, WE don’t have the resources and mental wherewithal to handle it. And in our humanness, WE doubt that we can! Enter, Jesus. In these kinds of moments, Jesus knew, knows and will know how it works out. He is the ONE BEST thing in those “lots of little things go wrong” days. Yesterday, I had one of those days. I found myself having several “arrow-prayers” of “Jesus, help me.” Now I didn’t have a “POOF” moment where all the little-wrong things vanished. But I did feel Jesus fill me with deep, fresh air and give me peace in my belly to take it ALL on, WITH Him, ONE little, wrong thing at a time.  I’ll end with what He said, “‘Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.‘ (Mark 4:29). And today, He can calm you and your moment, too.

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