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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. - Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)

I was in high school when my mother died after a long battle with cancer. I was not only sad; I was angry with God. I couldn’t see any purpose in what had happened, and I questioned God’s wisdom and even God’s existence. Though my grief subsided, the question, “Why?”...

Today's Prayer
Father God, thank you for being with us as we grieve. Teach us patience as we learn to trust you in all things. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 55:6-9

Thought for the Day

My experiences equip me to show God’s comfort to others.

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Young people who have lost a parent

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