TRUST. As you seek to keep your Lenten commitments, I challenge you to trust God.
Who are you when no one else is watching? What kind of person and Christian are you when no one else is watching? What kind of parent, friend, and partner are you when no one else is watching?
Today’s Lenten reflection is one of my favorite pieces of wisdom from Howard Thurman. As we journey through Lent and life, it is essential we are clear of our purpose and our greater calling here on earth.
Do you believe it? Do you really really believe it? Do you believe it when it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen? Do you believe it when no one else around you believes it? Do you believe it even though it seems impossible?
What about you? For what are you believing God? Children? Employment? Retirement? New business venture? Finances? Joy? Peace? Healing? Increased faith? Keeping your Lenten commitments? Believing God isn’t easy, but worth it.
Sometimes in life along this faith journey, we reach a day or season where it seems God is silent or absent from our life and experience. Moments when our cries are seemingly unheard and prayers unanswered, moments when we call out and cry out but it appears God has put us on mute.