David said, “The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” - 1 Samuel 17:37 (NRSV)

For three years I faced one challenge after another. I was diagnosed with burnout and depression, and I had to give up my profession as a teacher.

Since then, I have had to deal not only with my recovery, but I have also struggled to pay the rent, other bills,...

Today's Prayer
Wonderful God, thank you for strengthening our faith in times of adversity. Help us to fulfill your purposes for our lives. Amen.
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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 17:19-37

Thought for the Day

God can use my adversities to strengthen my faith.

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