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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 2, 2022

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MONDAY, May 2
[The Apostles Saint Philip and Saint James,tr]

Isaiah 30:20 Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.

The day after our son was born, I was fired. My wife, Nan, had already been placed on unpaid maternity leave. Every day for the next three months, we would wake and pray, “Lord, send us work.” Then the phone would ring, and one of us would go to work as a temporary vet or draftsman, and the other would care for the baby.

After three months, we were confident that all was well. Relaxing in the assurance of God’s provision, we took a week to visit friends. Then we returned and resumed praying in the morning. After a few months, an opportunity opened for me to work near Nan’s childhood home, and we moved into more defined careers.

We must have been pegged as obstinate students for the Lord of all to reveal himself with such deliberate clarity.

MOVING FORWARD: When have you put your trust in God and seen your prayers answered, day after day?

PRAY for the Diocese of West Lango (Uganda)

Ps 119:33-40 | Isaiah 30:18-21 | 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 | John 14:6-14

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