Even When It Hurts: April 3, 2021 (Holy Saturday)

Even When It Hurts -- Lent 2021 Devotional Book

Read: Psalm 77

I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.
-Psalm 77:12

I’m definitely a “glass half full” person by nature. That said, I also realize that however much I’m inclined to think that my faith and optimism have been tested over the nearly seven decades of my life, the greatest travails most likely lie ahead. For this reason, I try to keep both my physical and spiritual being in fine fettle. A great way to do this is by taking a walk outside. The prophylactic benefits are well established, but beyond that, it doesn’t take much time in nature to be reminded of “the deeds of the Lord” and God’s “miracles of long ago.” This sense of continuity and faithfulness is both humbling and sustaining, and leads to the inescapable conclusion, “What God is as great as our God?”

Lord, when I am in distress, help me to recall “my songs in the night” — the meditations of the miracles you show me every day. For you are the God who performs miracles, and who leads me “like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.” Amen.
-Michael Boss