Lent Devotional – Monday – March 14

Psalm 77

Has something happened in your life lately for which you cannot find comfort? Do you yearn for the days prior to this event? Does God seem far away? Do you wonder if God’s steadfast love for you has ended? Do you feel God has suddenly changed from a gracious God to an angry one? Does this make living with the aftermath of the event even more horrible? The psalmist reminds us that, to remember how God has been and always will be—gracious, steadfast, ever-loving and forgiving—is not just a fond hope but the reality of every day of our lives. This always-generous God even loved us so much that God was willing to die for us. May you be comforted by the witness of the psalmist’s faith in the midst of your suffering.

Ever-present God, we cling to your love for us in all things. Amen.

From: Lent Devotional 2011 by Luther Seminary and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

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