Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. - Psalm 51:12 (NIV)

It’s been more than three years since my husband died at age 54. I thought I’d be better by now — with therapy, time, and serving my church. But my sorrow and grief linger like uninvited guests who won’t leave.

To help reconcile my grief and find purpose, I have...

Today's Prayer
God of joy, remind us of our beauty in times when we feel vulnerable and fragile. Guide us to be hands of healing to those experiencing difficulties, and give us a song of joy to sing even as we cry. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Psalm 23:1-6

Thought for the Day

God is the joy of my salvation.

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