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“Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and 
with humans and have overcome.” - Genesis 32:28 (NIV)

Sitting alone on a park bench, I fought back tears of frustration. I was certain that my life was dedicated to God, and I tried faithfully to follow God’s leading. I had spent the past several years preparing for the career I believed God was calling me to, yet I...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for listening to our doubts and fears and for reassuring us of your unconditional love. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 32:23-32

Thought for the Day

Sometimes our failures provide the greatest opportunities to grow in faith.

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