Hear me Oh Lord, for thy loving kindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies. – Psalms 119:76.
During Lent give some thought to the times when you thought your world was about to end, and it turned out to be a good thing, perhaps the best thing that could have happened. And if you say you never had one of those moments, think harder. Hardly any of us have never had a broken heart over a relationship that went sour, but looking back was not meant to be and you found something better and richer. Many of my teammates couldn’t imagine life without football, but it took getting benched, getting injured, or the last season ending to realize there is life after a game. The list of such events in my life could take me to the moon and back.
At the time of what seems like tragedy, we can’t see the sense or understand what is happening, but God sees our sufferings with an eye of pity, and is able not only to uphold and comfort, but to see the good in what is happening. Therefore grieve not a lot, be not discontented, look not at the hardness of your condition, but when the matter of vexation is sharp look up to God and ask that he give you meekness, patience, and an eye to see beyond and above it all, and ask simply to cause your life to grow and to gain from all your storms.
During this week of Lent “may the storm which love appointed,” become the “choicest gift of all.”