God's Word: Strength

I have made provision for the Lord always in my sight. For he is at my right hand, so that I may not be disturbed. (Psalm 16:8)

The Angel of the Lord will encamp around those who fear him, and he will rescue them. Taste and see that the Lord is sweet. Blessed is the man who hopes in him. Fear the Lord, all you his saints. For there is no destitution for those who fear him. (Psalm 34:7-9)

Many are the afflictions of the just, but from them all the Lord will free them. (Psalm 34:19)

Delight in the Lord, and he will grant to you the petitions of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)

I have been young, and now I am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his offspring seeking bread. (Psalm 37:25)

Offer to God the sacrifice of praise, and pay your vows to the Most High. And call upon me in the day of tribulation. I will rescue you, and you will honor me. (Psalm 50:14-15)

Cast your cares upon the Lord, and he will nurture you. He will not allow the just to be tossed about forever. (Psalm 55:22)

It is good for me that you humbled me, so that I may learn your justifications. (Psalm 119:71)

You are my helper and my supporter. And in your word, I have greatly hoped. (Psalm 119:114)

The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)

Have confidence in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend upon your own prudence. In all your ways, consider him, and he himself will direct your steps. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

The name of the Lord is very strong tower. The just one rushes to it, and he shall be exalted. (Proverbs 18:10)

Every word of God is fire-tested. He is a bronze shield to those who hope in him. (Proverbs 30:5)

You shall seek me. And you will find me, when you have sought me with your whole heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)

The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him. (Lamentations 3:25)

The Lord is good, and a comforter in the day of tribulation, and he knows those who hope in him. (Nahum 1:7)

Are not two sparrows sold for one small coin? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father. For even the hairs of your head have all been numbered. Therefore, do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)

Come to me, all you who labor and have been burdened, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is sweet and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

And he said to his disciples: “And so I say to you: Do not choose to be anxious about your life, as to what you may eat, nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens. For they neither sow nor reap; there is no storehouse or barn for them. And yet God pastures them. How much more are you, compared to them? But which of you, by thinking, is able to add one cubit to his stature? Therefore, if you are not capable, in what is so little, why be anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither work nor weave. But I say to you, not even Solomon, in all his glory, was clothed like one of these. Therefore, if God so clothes the grass, which is in the field today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more you, O little in faith? And so, do not choose to inquire as to what you will eat, or what you will drink. And do not choose to be lifted up on high. For all these things are sought by the Gentiles of the world. And your Father knows that you have need of these things. Yet truly, seek first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added to you. (Luke 12:22-31)

Peace I leave for you; my Peace I give to you. Not in the way that the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, and let it not fear. (John 14:27)

These things I have spoken to you, so that you may have peace in me. In the world, you will have difficulties. But have confidence: I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

And we know that, for those who love God, all things work together unto good, for those who, in accordance with his purpose, are called to be saints. (Romans 8:28)

So, what should we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? (Romans 8:31)

Temptation should not take hold of you, except what is human. For God is faithful, and he will not permit you to be tempted beyond your ability. Instead, he will effect his Providence, even during temptation, so that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

And he said to me: “My grace is sufficient for you. For virtue is perfected in weakness.” And so, willingly shall I glory in my weaknesses, so that the virtue of Christ may live within me. Because of this, I am pleased in my infirmity: in reproaches, in difficulties, in persecutions, in distresses, for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am powerful. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

Be anxious about nothing. But in all things, with prayer and supplication, with acts of thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God. And so shall the peace of God, which exceeds all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

My brothers, when you have fallen into various trials, consider everything a joy, knowing that the proving of your faith exercises patience, and patience brings a work to perfection, so that you may be perfect and whole, deficient in nothing. (James 1:2-4)

Blessed is the man who suffers temptation. For when he has been proven, he shall receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12)


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