Looking into the experiences of other, everyday Christians can help answer the question: “How to observe Lent?” or “Why is Lent important?” Check out this short personal testimony and dive into today’s step on our Lent journey!


Journey Through Lent, Day 15

Repentance and healing aren’t just an important part of our relationship with God, but also an important part of our relationships with others and our own emotional health.

However, finding the joy of repentance can be difficult. Check out this short testimony with Q. Jackson where she shares her experiences with repentance in her Lent journey!

Testimony Q & A with Q. Jackson

Q: What have you been learning recently about the topic of “repentance?”
A: Repentance makes me feel really, really awful—mainly because it forces me to acknowledge that I’m wrong. But as an Enneagram type 1 (perfectionist), being wrong or bad is legitimately my worst fear. Recently, God’s been showing me that it actually feels WAY better when I give up my normal response of self-defense and attempted justification, and embrace his way—setting aside pride, and seeking unity and restoration. It’s less scary when he reminds me that my mistakes are separate from my identity—they don’t define my character to him.


“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2-3).


Recall a personal regret you have because of a mistake you’ve made. In what ways do you believe it affects God’s (or other’s) opinion of you? Then invite God to remind you how he sees you and thinks about you (and listen for a minute to hear what he says!).


Whether you’ve been following our Lent study since day 1, or you’re just now starting your Lent journey, we’ve got loads of helpful resources for you. Check out this link for the complete 40 days of our journey through Lent—read another short personal testimony, or any of our Lent prayers and Scripture meditations!