You are my God, and I will praise you!
You are my God and I will exalt you!
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
How devastated I was when my husband broke the news to me that he had just been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. I had just returned from a consulting job, it just happened to be my birthday, and I was ready to have a wonderful weekend with the love of my life. We had only been married 3 years and looked forward to growing old together but that one day certainly changed our outlook. I retreated to the bathroom to have a long cry and think about how I could get God to change what was ahead of us. I started to bargain with God and suddenly this wonderful calm came over me and I just knew that the Lord would see us through what time we had together and would always be there for me for comfort and guidance. He has never left my side and is always there for me in good times and challenging times.
The Lenten season reflects how I feel about the Lord and my love for him grows daily as I delve more into his word and feel his guidance throughout each and every day. The season shows his Love for us and the tremendous sacrifices he is willing to make for us but can we say the same for our behavior toward Him?
My prayer is that we will take a good look at our behavior and start thinking about how we can all start truly loving one another and speak only those words that are pleasing to God and perform those deeds that reflect Jesus. Let’s make this a time of thanks and praise for the great sacrifice our Father made by changing our lives to more reflect Him.
– Betty Hickey