Today's daily devotion

In Times of Hardship

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.—1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)

It may seem strange to be thankful for sorrow and
hardship, but even unavoidable and painful experiences
have an upside. Difficult times shine a lens on what
is truly important in your life. They are moments of
growth that teach valuable life lessons of compassion,
faith and understanding. Know that whatever you are
going through, Jesus is with you.

Heavenly Father, I am grateful for Your healing presence
in my life.

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