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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 20, 2020

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MONDAY, January 20                           Fabian

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

I’ve suffered with depression since I was thirteen. This illness was later compounded by experiences in the military, divorce, and the loss of my career. If you are someone who also suffers from depression, you are not alone. You are fully and entirely loved—it’s okay to need and ask for help.

In living with my own depression, I have had to learn to “approach the throne of grace with boldness” and accept that God loves me just as I am. I—and you—can approach God’s throne boldly because grace has already been granted. God’s love is unconditional and cannot be earned.

When we find ourselves in times of need, God encourages us to be bold in voicing those needs. Sometimes, being bold means asking for help from God and from those God has gifted with the skills to help us.

MOVING FORWARD: Do some research about brain health. How can faith inform the ways we seek wholeness through medical intervention?

PRAY for the Diocese of Hawaii (The Episcopal Church)

Today the Church remembers Fabian, Bishop and Martyr of Rome, 250.

Ps 25 * 9, 15 | Genesis 8:6-22 | Hebrews 4:14—5:6 | John 2:23—3:15



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