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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 3, 2015

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MONDAY, August 3

Psalm 77:11-12 I will remember the works of the LORD and call to mind your wonders of old time. I will meditate on all your acts and ponder your mighty deeds.

Today is a hard day. I am processing the raw emotions of being in a disempowering situation. I am angry, tired, weepy, and having a hard time concentrating on anything other than the pain of this situation. I feel consumed. I feel vulnerable and alone. And I also find myself hearing the psalmist’s call today, in the midst of this hard place. God has done wonders in my life before, and today should be no different.

As a young man, I felt so alone and isolated—so full of self-hatred. God reached out to me through a loving and caring community where I could experience grace, acceptance, and love. The psalmist calls me to ponder and celebrate God’s mighty deeds of healing in my life, in times past and in this present moment. I have never been alone. And as the tears finally come, to wash and clean and make new, I pray, “Thanks be to God.”

PRAY for the Diocese of Rhode Island (Province I, The Episcopal Church)

Ps 80 * 77, [79]; 2 Samuel 7:1-17; Acts 18:1-11; Mark 8:11-21

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