A Lenten Fast
What do you turn to when you are stressed, angry, hurt or lonely? What do you use to numb the pain or soothe the ache? What if, for a season you did not numb the ache? What if instead you chose to stay present and feel the pain and ache and not run to that thing? What if you left space for God to swoop in and do something new?
It could be hard, it could hurt, a lot, pruning usually does...
It could make you crabby and ugly for a time...
but it could also begin to make you more lovely...
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
God is inviting us!