1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
One of my favorite songs as a child was the “Cares Chorus”. The theme for the song is taken from this verse in 1 Peter. I needed to be reminded that God cares for me today. When I’m feeling particularly vulnerable, I sing this song and it helps me put things back in perspective. It doesn’t matter what others think. It doesn’t matter if I don’t feel I’m getting the recognition I “deserve” or at least what I want. Scripture is quite clear. Humble yourself. Literally, place yourself lower than another. Mentally I need to get to a place where I stop comparing myself – better or worse – to other people, and instead compare myself to the only One who matters. Christ. And by that measure, none of us are anywhere close to worthy. By His standard, we all fail miserably every single day. So what right do I have to puff up my chest and proclaim how awesome I am? None. Zero. Zilch.