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Lent 2022: Turn It Over to Him by Barbara Farrow Jones


“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

-John 16:33


“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

-Peter 5:6


March 27, 2022

Turn It Over to Him

I recently had a problem that I could not resolve. I could not deal with the resolutions that I came up with or the suggestions others offered. At one point I was so anxious that I could not sleep. Realizing I needed to talk to someone else about it, I consulted a close friend. She told me, “Barbara, this is not something you need to act on. Turn it over to God and he will take care of it.” We prayed and she gave me scripture to read. She was right. The situation is resolving itself slowly as I have done nothing but pray.

This is nothing new; but sometimes we forget how to cope when we are overwhelmed, confused, and threatened. The COVID-19 virus is overwhelming the world and everyone is dealing with it in their own way. Unfortunately, some people’s methods hurt others.

Let this Lenten season bring you comfort in God’s revelations about the science that will end this virus and continue to pray that more people will have the good sense to use it.


Our Heavenly Father, Thank you for the Resurrection of your son Jesus and the comfort of knowing that you are always there for us. Amen!

Barbara Farrow Jones


Lent 2022

We invite you to join us on a 40-day journey of prayer, financial sacrifice, physical activity, and spiritual connection.

Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you as we prepare for Resurrection join us as we are reminded, awakened to the great power of God within us, and connect to our role in building with God a world of justice.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.



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