TEMPT // LENT D::14
[ READING :: 1 Corinthians 10:1-17 ]
What is the gift of sorrow? It is so natural to want to come up with a positive side to sorrow. “God must have wanted me to learn [fill in the blank].” I think that the gift of sorrow is the same gift that we receive during Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. The gift of sorrow is God’s loving and compassionate presence with us—in whatever we are experiencing. God in Christ walked through the human experience of suffering. And God cradles us in our tears, our hopelessness, our grief, and our sorrow. -- From Alive Now, March/April 2011 by Beth Richardson - via the Upper Room Daily Reflections. (Upper Room Daily Reflections is an email devotional resource that you can get sent to you daily. I would highly recommend it.)
.:: God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear ::. .:: But when you are tempted, he will provide a way out so that you can endure it ::.