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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 13, 2022

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FRIDAY, May 13
[Frances Perkins]

Psalm 40:4a Happy are they who trust in the LORD!

Our daughter, Kate, is an ICU nurse, and through the years, she has seen many families on her floor, all in fear and trepidation and grief. One afternoon, she noticed a woman in the hall and asked her how she was doing. She replied that she was okay. Kate responded, gently explaining that it was okay not to be okay, especially since her husband had two brain surgeries in less than twenty-four hours. The woman answered, “I’m okay because I know that God is sovereign in my uncertain future. I would like my husband of thirty-three years to be part of my uncertain future, but I know that God is sovereign.”

Through Kate, I have also had the joy of getting to know this faithful servant of God. She told me that the morning before her husband fell off a ladder, she had been praying to be more trusting of the Lord in uncertainty. That is another way of asking for God’s grace to be with us.

MOVING FORWARD: What can you hand over to God today, in trust?

PRAY for the Diocese of Lincoln (England)

Ps 40, 54 * 51| Exodus 34:18-35 | 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 | Matthew 5:27-37

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