I John 3:18

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Thursday, July 16, 2009


We were NEVER promised that life would be easy. We were also never promised that we'd have an abundance of friends and family with us through the hard times. Sometimes it's just lonely. Sometimes there's nothing we can do about it, though we try with all our might. Sometimes life is full of storms, and it has nothing to do with what you have or have not done. If you've experienced a time like this, or are right now, I hope you're as encouraged by these verses as I am. There are times in life when one doesn't need anything but another warm body to listen to them, to cry with them, to sit silently with them through the storms that may last longer than expected. These are the times when God's children should not show you judgment and scorn, but instead; comfort, understanding, and hope............
"But God, who comforts the depressed,..." -II Corinthians 7:6
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." -Romans 12:15-
"Jesus wept." -John 11:35-
"For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ." -II Corinthians 1:5-
"...Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" -Job 2:10b-
"In the day of prosperity be happy, but in the day of adversity consider---God has made the one as well as the other so that man will not discover anything that will be after him." -Ecclesiastes 7:14-
"Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both good and ill go forth?" -Lamentations 3:38-
"Trouble and anguish have come upon me, yet Your commandments are my delight." -Psalm 119:143-
"My soul weeps because of grief; strengthen me according to Your Word." -Psalm 119:28-
"I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." -Psalm 27:13-
"In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry for help before Him came into His ears." -Psalm 18:6-
".......You have been the helper of the orphan." -Psalm 10:14b-
"He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark." -Psalm 91:4-
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." -Matthew 5:4-
"Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." -I Peter 5:7-
"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil," -Hebrews 6:19-
"Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28-
"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." -John 16:33-
"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not grow weary." -Galatians 6:9-
"For I hope in You, O Lord; You will answer, O Lord my God." -Psalm 38:15-
"And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You." -Psalm 39:7-

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