April 6, 2014

Trusting God When It Hurts

Lent has just a few more days, a couple of weeks and then we are released to serve in the joy of the Easter season.

I'm unsure about this Lent. My previous Lenten experiences seemed so certain, so obvious. It seems like this one was about trusting through uncertainty. What sacrifice can I give to God for everything He has done for me?

I can fold and put away laundry instead of reading a chapter in a book.

I can look up and be present to my husband or child when they want to talk, putting aside my idea of what I need to do at the moment.

I can choose to trust that There Is A Plan for suffering, and I will be able to handle anything that happens.

I can take time to think through and plan.

Lent isn't over, but I'm on my way.

The Lord bless you and protect you;
The Lord smile on you and be gracious to you;
The Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
Be a saint!  

1 comment:

Anna Yager said...

This lent has been different for me as well. It's a good thing that I didn't try to stretch far in terms of sacrifice because life has been full of spontaneous opportunities this year, to the point where right now I'm praying two different novenas for two different and difficult situations. May God bless you through your sacrifices and multiply your joy at Easter.