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Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33 (NIV)

For followers of Christ, it can be lonely in the workplace, school playground, university campus, neighborhood group, or even in our family. When conversations feel unedifying or ungodly and we don’t want to laugh at rude jokes or join in gossip, we may feel like outsiders who don’t belong.

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Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to remember your presence when we feel alone. We pray the prayer Jesus taught us, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, NIV). Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 19:9-18

Thought for the Day

I can have courage because God is with me.

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