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“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”
says the Lord who has compassion on you.
‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
“Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored;
Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.
“You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them,
Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.
“For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand,
Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him! He will respond as surely as the coming of the dawn, like the rain in early spring!
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
Psalm 138:7 “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; you will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.”
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives to you. Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid.”
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
In this same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths”
Exaltation of the Afflicted
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And freedom to prisoners;
Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
I would have despaired unless I had believed I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
“You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”
Ephesians 1:3 & 19
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly place.
…And, what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might..
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Of course, I cannot forget this gem:
Deut 14:21… But you are a people holy to the Lord your God. You shall not boil a goat in its mother’s milk.
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