Lent is a time to think about trust in the Lord. Kirk and his crew sing valiantly:

You don’t have to worry/ And don’t you be afraid
Joy comes in the morning/ Troubles they don’t last always
For there’s a friend in Jesus/ Who will wipe your tears away
And if your heart is broken/ Just lift your hands and say/ Oh I know that I can make it/ I know that I can stand/ No matter what may come my way/ My life is in your hands

We are  surrounded by a culture where the desires and rights of the individual are considered the greatest good—where I can have, whatever I want or be whatever I want, as long as it doesn’t harm others or keep them from their own desires. In these times, it is imperative that Christians have constant reminders of what it means to trust only in the Lord God Almighty.

When we lean on our own understanding, we trust our own knowledge and distance ourselves from the hand of the Father.

When  we trust  in Jesus and have confidence to act on his will, we may have to turn away from things that appear to be gold. We may have to say yes to silver because that is what he wants from us.

Acknowledging God in everything we do  means that we remember that no circumstances come to us outside of the Father’s will. Knowing this will give us strength even through difficulties, pains, and fears, because we know that God will never leave our side.

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