The seventh time [Elijah’s servant] said, “Look, a little cloud no bigger than a person’s hand is rising out of the sea.” - 1 Kings 18:44 (NRSV)

Three years ago, I was diagnosed with burnout, anxiety, and severe depression. Formerly a full-time teacher, my days suddenly revolved around visits to my psychiatrist, taking medication, and trying to cope with my fears. I felt weak and frustrated, but I was determined to make a full recovery. I prayed...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for sending us little clouds of hope to assure us of your love and blessing. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 18:41-44

Thought for the Day

I will trust God and wait expectantly for the change that is coming.

Prayer Focus

To wait patiently for God

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