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Lent 2024: Something to Remember: Trouble Doesn't Always Last! by Sis. Anntoinette L. McEntyre


 

“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” 

Joshua 1:9

 

March 23, 2024



Something to Remember:

Trouble Doesn't Always Last!


In times of growth, we find ourselves, in a cycle of “life-ing.” You know those situations, that move from, “I can manage,” “I’m reaching out for help,”  “How did this get so bad,” “Well it could be worse”….and it does. The issue makes you feel isolated and alone. The overwhelming fear that creeps into one's soul is unmistakable. However, with time we gain perspective and understanding. 


What are you going to do to change the situation? You have seen this story before.  This time you are being allowed to see it differently. How will you dust yourself off this time? It does not look like what you imagined, but you often see small glimpses of “Wow.” As we embrace and dust ourselves off within the valley, we also can look up and see the hill.


I pray that we embrace this awareness, listen to the thoughts on the journey and exit as a different person. Awareness from this lesson is a gift. Put on the whole armor of God. Give yourself  time, to sit back, be still and learn. They have no idea what you have gone through, they don’t need to know…God does. Who got you to this point? God did. As you start each day, remember “help me Holy Ghost.”


                                   Sister Anntoinette L. McEntyre

Girl Scout Troop Leader

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray Ephesians 6: 11 that [we will] be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power; put[ting] on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. Amen

 

Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.


Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.


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


 

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