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Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

My first summer ministry as an intern was to accompany the youth pastor on a number of wilderness ventures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Each adventure ended with a rock-climbing activity. I am not fond of heights but agreed to take part, thinking, How tall could a cliff...

Today's Prayer
Wonderful Lord, thank you for reassuring us that you are greater than anything we may face. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 41:1-10

Thought for the Day

God is my ever-present help in times of trouble. (See Ps. 46:1.)

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