Psalm 119: 75: “I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.” Lent reminds us that all things, each and every day, are not always rosy and painless. If they are, God is not doing His job as our Father (Hebrews 12: 6. 7), and that just ain’t the case! If God is faithful (and He is) and if all His judgments are righteous (and they are) of necessity there will then be times of affliction for His children. It’s part of His restoring His image in us. It’s an unappreciated, sometimes unrecognized part, but it’s a part just the same.