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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 2, 2019

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Psalm 121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come?

In the middle of a classically gray Pacific Northwest winter, it can be easy to feel unmoored. Bogged down in a heavy cerebral state, I often forget where my help comes from. I analyze my fog, forgetting the groundedness that is found in trusting God.

After an eternity, a clear evening will appear out of nowhere. Clouds disperse and I’ll catch a breathtaking sunset backdropped by the mighty Cascade Mountains. In those rare glimpses of light, the mountains anchor me to God’s goodness and steadfast love, calling softly to me, We’ve always been here. We’ll be here for the next magnificent sunset, waiting—majestic and strong.

God’s love is ever-present; it does not falter or catch with the wind and rain the way our anxieties and fears do. God has given me safety and grounded me in such a mighty love. As I lift my eyes to the hills, I remember, and I pray my thanks.

MOVING FORWARD: How will you pray your thanks today? 

PRAY for the Diocese of Owerri (Nigeria)

Ps [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127] | 1 Samuel 11:1-15 | Acts 8:1-13 | Luke 22:63-71



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