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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 14, 2020

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TUESDAY, January 14                  Richard Benson & Charles Gore

Psalm 6:6-7 I grow weary because of my groaning; every night I drench my bed and flood my couch with tears. My eyes are wasted with grief and worn away because of all my enemies.

I love this passage from Psalms because it reminds us it’s okay to have seasons when we’re weary and wasted with grief. God loves us and wants us just as much when everything is a hot mess as when we have it all together.

I had to learn this hard truth when I went through divorce. Years of codependency and dysfunction blew up, and my tidy life became very untidy. It took years for me to surrender to God and accept God’s love in the midst of my pain.

God wants a deep, abiding relationship with us—especially when our lives seem to be falling apart. These times when we are at our weakest as humans teach us to lean more heavily on Christ and to grow stronger in our eternal bonds to our Creator.

MOVING FORWARD: Many people struggle with codependency. Do some research on what it is, what it means, and how to confront it.

PRAY for the Diocese of Gusau (Nigeria)

Ps 5, 6 * 10, 11 | Genesis 3:1-24 | Hebrews 2:1-10 | John 1:19-28

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