No one is cast off by the Lord forever. . . . he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. - Lamentations 3:31-32 (NIV)

It had rained throughout the night, and the morning felt gloomy and miserable to me. Dirt roads, black with mud, sloshed as I walked to work. My spirit was low.

Then I received news from a friend. My mom had died. She had been seriously ill for some time, but...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to remember that you will never abandon us, no matter the circumstances. Give us strength to persevere in our faith even as we mourn. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Lamentations 3:25-33

Thought for the Day

Even in my grief, God is near.

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