Lent, done right, is hard work. There are times when one says, “I’m not sure I can continue this sacrifice”, or, “I don’t have the time to pray, or do community service, or study like I need to do.” Lent is just like any other time, where the demands of our daily life overwhelm us.
There is an old adage that works. One simply looks up to the sky and says, “Lord give me strength.”
The older you get and the more that life challenges you, we learn to simply ask, “Lord give me strength.” Amazingly, God always does.
My friend Vernon, told me about a period of time when he was going through a tough time. His grandmother looked at him and said, “Vernon, the Good Lord doesn’t give you a load you can’t tote.” Through some of my darkest times I’ve remembered Vernon’s grandmother’s words.
I suggest you keep the following words with you at all times: “Lord give me the strength.” One never knows when they will come in handy.
PS: I wrote the above this morning, and then turned to the news and read Vernon died last night. I had no idea he was even sick. Godspeed Vernon. May all your burdens be forever gone.