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Day 19: Humble Yourself

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him for he cares for you.” ‒ 1 Peter 5: 6-7 (NKJV)

I grew up in a nonreligious household, so church wasn’t a familiar experience. I only started going to church every Sunday when I was in boot camp and learned that church-goers got out of Sunday chores.

Fast forward several years. I went back to church the first Sunday after separating from my now ex-wife. I sat by myself in the back of the church. Toward the end of the sermon, the pastor said something that I have never forgotten: “God wants you to be humble. If you