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Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. 
But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33 (NIV)

My life was in shambles. Working three jobs, I still couldn’t support my family. I felt like a failure. At home, my sons had drifted into destructive pursuits. My wife and I barely spoke. I felt isolated and alone. At night I would pray to die and awaken disappointed to...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for loving and rescuing us when we cry out to you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 11:28-30

Thought for the Day

When we draw near to God, God will draw near to us. (See Jas. 4:8.)

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