Romans 12:12 - Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Three commands. In Lent, we should be joyful in hope for the resurrection. Life is filled with tribulation and affliction but we are to be patient in waiting. Jesus never shied away from affliction. When we are afflicted or troubled is perhaps the best time to learn patience, to reflect, and to grow in the Spirit and in Christ. God is faithful to us. His call to us is to walk with him. We walk with Christ through prayer. Be in thoughtful prayer waiting for the crucifixion and the resurrection.
Prayer: Thank you for this time to be joyful in hope on our Lenten journey.