For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
By Rev. Ann Webber
It is Lent. Again.
Lent is a time of repentance and preparation. We acknowledge that we have not lived our lives as God would have us live them. Lent is a time when we try to take one extra breath, take one more step on our journey to Christ.
There is a lot about the Christian journey that can feel like failure. Lent can bring those fears into focus for some. We take up Lenten devotions, and then we forget them. We commit to putting money aside, and then an expense comes up.
Prayer can be a safeguard against those kinds of fears taking over. Even if all the praying we can manage today is holding onto the kitchen counter and looking up to the heavens in frustration.
When we come to pray, bringing whatever fears, frustrations, hopes and dreams may be cluttering up our minds, we can offer them up to God. We say yes to God’s invitation to share our lives. Even if it’s not perfect. Even if it’s not what we intended. God has promised to be there with us, giving us hope when the road ahead looks uncertain, and the promises we made in baptism feel too big.
God Bless you in your Lenten journey.
Rev. Ann Webber is an AFP Executive and the Assistant Curate at St. Hilda's&St. Luke's in St. Thomas and Trinity, Aylmer.