strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
"I am the good
Shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the
Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life
for the sheep."
"Come to Me,
all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and
lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life,
and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into
days, so shall your strength be."
“In the world
you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have
overcome the world.”
"Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
"Blessed be the
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us
with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in
Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and
without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to
adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself,
according to the good pleasure of His will, to the
praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us
accepted in the Beloved.
"In Him we have
redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of His grace..."
“I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in
Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you
can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he
is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather
them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you
will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
[For when we
abide in Him -- and He in us -- He shows us His will and
that's all we long for!]
"By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much
fruit; so you will be My disciples. As the Father loved Me,
I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you
keep My commandments, you
will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s
commandments and abide in His love."
said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made
perfect in weakness.'"
2 Corinthians 12:9
"From the end of
the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.
For You, O God, have heard my vows;
You have given me the heritage of
who fear Your name.
You will prolong the king’s life,
His years as many generations.
He shall abide before God forever."
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my
My God, in Him I will trust.'"
"Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, 'If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And
you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
do not lose heart. Even though our
outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being
renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which
is but for a moment [as seen from God's eternity], is
working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of
glory, while we do not look at
the things which are seen, but at the things which are not
seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the
things which are not seen are eternal."
“Do not fear
any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the
devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be
tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful
until death, and I will give you the crown of life."
"He Himself has said, 'I will never
leave you nor forsake you.' 'So we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6
"Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God
and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to
us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the
knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by
which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious
promises, that through these you may be partakers of the
divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the
world through lust." 2 Peter 1:2-4
"Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new
heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells."
2 Peter 3:13
Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined
according to the purpose of Him who works all things
according to the counsel of His will, that we who
first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
"In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having
believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of
promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until
the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise
of His glory."
"...in Christ Jesus
you who once were far off have been brought near by the
blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both
one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation...." Ephesians 2:13-14
"...let us draw near with a true heart in full
assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us
hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He
who promised is faithful."
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen,
the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you
in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has
sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a
2 Corinthians 1:20-22
"'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made
perfect in weakness.'
"Therefore most gladly I will rather
boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest
upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in
reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for
Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10