“As we enter the Lent season, and people ask if you are giving up something for Lent, don’t twist it into some New Year’s Resolution 2.0. It’s so much more beautiful than that. It’s not a work we complete, but a means of grace God has given to us as our birthright to see his a glimpse of his salvation when we have lost hope.
It’s us saying “I don’t have to be afraid of my weakness. In fact, I embrace it, because where I am weak, he is strong.” Maybe that’s why Jesus just assumed that’s something we would need to do—not for our justification, or to even please him. We just get forgetful of our need when we are in the habit of reaching for every comfort, every coping mechanism besides him.”