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Consider it pure joy . . . whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. - James 1:2-3 (NIV)

After Jacob wrestled with a stranger, this stranger gave him a new name. The man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome” (Gen. 32:28, NIV). Through his struggle, Jacob changed. He was not the same...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, remind us that through our suffering we can learn perseverance and wisdom. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 32:22-30

Thought for the Day

In the midst of my struggles, God is working to make me mature and complete.

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