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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 28, 2020

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FRIDAY, August 28          Augustine of Hippo

Job 9:33 There is no umpire between us, who might lay his hand on us both.

Job’s understanding of what was happening in his life was painfully limited. I imagine Job’s spirit groaned through many, many prayers.

When we fall on difficult times, it can be a comfort to believe there is someone with the power to exact justice—an umpire to make life play by the rules. When our ego insists our loved and trusted God is acting unjustly, we look for someone to help plead our case. We ask for prayers like they are testaments to value.

When we give God a to-do list, we communicate mistrust in God’s will. Who are we, as players with skin in the game, to decide what’s fair? God, let our trust in your loving kindness be our umpire.

In the wordless groans of the Holy Spirit, I pray!

MOVING FORWARD: What have you committed to wordless prayer? Is there something you can release to God in this way?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Monmouth (Wales), Western Tanganyika (Tanzania), and Igbomina (Nigeria)

Ps 16, 17 * 22 | Job 9:1-15, 32-35 | Acts 10:34-48 | John 7:37-52



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