Fortunately Jesus was very patient with His early disciples! It took them a long time to grasp the reality of who Jesus truly was and the degree to which they could trust Him. “Send the people to get their own food” was their solution to the problem when Jesus was right there to perform a miracle. Anxious and terrified on the stormy sea, they still did not grasp that He knew all about their situation. Miracle after miracle. How long did it take for them to start living out the reality of who their friend really was? Thank you, Lord, that You continue to be exceedingly patient with me! Today, help me to know in both my mind and my heart that You are present. You are God. You know all about my life. And You are still able to perform miracles. I can trust You.