Lent 2024 | Day 28

By Janet Nygren
Day 28 (Saturday, Mar 16)

As I enter prayer now, I pause to be still; to breathe slowly, to re-center my scattered senses upon the presence of God.1

Pause and pray.

“Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

Think about it.

This week we have thought about steps that take us down the J-Curve as we reflect specifically on letting go of comfort. For the sake of love, we can choose to do that. Even when we don’t choose to give up comfort, the process of aging reminds us that it’s not always up to us. God uses all circumstances to shape and refine us. Even when our bodies are wasting away, God is working at renewal. He is preparing us for ultimate resurrection.


Let’s end the week on a resurrection hunt. Where have you seen God bring about good as a result of letting go of something that brings you comfort? As you reflect, I pray you will experience inward renewal and can give thanks to God as you prepare for another Resurrection Day (Sunday).

Pause and pray.

Jesus, help my love for you grow more and more.

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” (Jim Elliot)

  1.  Prayer used daily in Lectio365 found at https://www.24-7prayer.com/resource/lectio-365/

1 Comment

Nick Tebordo - March 16th, 2024 at 5:11am

Choosing to take up our cross daily leads us to places we would not choose to go if comfort is our goal. Sending that Jesus is with us brings us joy and a comfort that goes beyond worldly comfort.




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