Oh, we have such high expectations for ourselves for Lent! Then they come tumbling down so quickly. Lent is only three days old, and I’ve already forgotten to avoid complaining several times. Are you fairing as badly?
If you weren’t following me last year, you probably haven’t read this post on not giving up when you fail. I wrote it during last Lent. I was working on trust then. This post, along with a few others, led me to begin writing Trusting God with St. Therese. I rewrote it as a section of the book.
God does not want us to despair, no matter how often we fail. Our righteousness comes from Him, not from our strength. Trust Him with your Lent, whether you are finding it difficult or easy to be faithful.