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The Lord, your God, is in your midst . . . ; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. - Zephaniah 3:17 (NRSV)

As a sophomore in college, I found myself floundering, depressed, and unsure of myself. No major event had triggered it; I couldn’t explain why I felt so alone. While I still believed in God, I began to doubt that my life was worth anything to God. It was a struggle...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, when we’re tempted to despair, teach us to put our hope in you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Zephaniah 3:14-20

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When I’m hurting, God is near.

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