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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 12, 2017

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SATURDAY, August 12

Psalm 90:1 Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.

I am in the process of moving my wife and our two young children from a city where we have friends, jobs, and resources to a place where we are unknown. We discovered that the new home we struggled to purchase required major remodeling. While we await the completion of this work, we are renting a home midway between where we lived and where we hope to live. The transition has disrupted the tranquility of each individual in our family. The construction has unnerved our new neighbors. Even our dog’s health has declined.

As people of faith, we practice discerning hope for people and situations that may feel or seem hopeless. We may feel uncomfortable accepting the sorrow before us. We are called not only to love our neighbors as they suffer but also to acknowledge our own suffering. This is why I love the ending of this psalm—even in the midst of feeling worn down and weary, the psalmist calls us to remember the comfort that God offers us and to offer praise for it.

MOVING FORWARD: Draw, photograph or make a collage that represents your place of refuge. Share your creations with #ForwardDayByDay.

PRAY for the Diocese of Rejaf (Sudan)

Ps 87, 90 * 136 | 2 Samuel 12:15-31 | Acts 20:1-16 | Mark 9:30-41

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