The 5th Saturday in Lent 2019

Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled. Psalm 143:4

Yes, sometimes in the midst of afflictions we come to what we think is our limit.

We cannot face the world, the flesh, and the devil alone, by our own strength.

Often in such struggles, we find out this the hard way.

We get to the end of the line in terms of our natural endurance.

Then, we reach out to Jesus Christ.

All the while, if we had just sought Him at the outset of our issues, we would be sustained and prepared.

It is something we learn and re-learn in our struggles, of starting with Christ rather than as a last resort.


Almighty God, help us to seek you early, not later. Help us to cling to Jesus Christ and His Word through all we face. Help us to know are always present with us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.