God’s Promises for your times of trouble

God’s Promises for your times of trouble.

Exodus 33:14 (NIV84) The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Deuteronomy 31:8 (NASB95) “The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Deuteronomy 33:27 (NASB95) “The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms’

The Lord goes before you

Psalm 9:9–10 (NIV84) The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 10Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 16:8 (NIV84) I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 27:1 (NIV84) The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:3–5 (NIV84) Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 32:7–8 (NIV84) You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.

Psalm 34:4 (NIV84) I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:10 (NIV84) The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Your Word have I hidden in my heart… oh, God!

Psalm 34:17–19 (NASB95) The righteous cry, and the Lord hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 37:3–5 (NASB95) Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. 4Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Psalm 37:7a (NASB95) Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;

Psalm 42:5 (NIV84) Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:8 (NIV84) By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 46:1–3 (NIV84)  God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 61:1–4 (NIV84) Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

Psalm 62:1–2 (NIV84) My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Psalm 91:1–2 (NRSV) You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”

God’s faithfulness reaches to the sky.

Psalm 91:14–16 (NRSV) Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.

Psalm 103:2–5 (NASB95) Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Psalm 112:1a (NASB95) Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments.

Psalm 112:7–8a (NASB95) He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

Psalm 127:1–2 (NASB95) Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

Psalm 138:3 (NRSV) On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.

Psalm 139:7 (NRSV) Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?

Psalm 139:9–10 (NRSV) If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.

Psalm 139:23–24 (NRSV) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 145:18–19 (NRSV) The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of all who fear him; he also hears their cry, and saves them.     Whatever you face…

God is faithful.

Proverbs 3:5–6 (NRSV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 18:10 (NRSV) The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

Proverbs 29:25 (NRSV) The fear of others lays a snare, but one who trusts in the Lord is secure.

Isaiah 12:2 (NRSV) Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.

Isaiah 26:3–4 (NRSV) Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace— in peace because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.

It wasn’t until after the trial that I realized the Lord was carrying me along.

Isaiah 30:15 (NIV84) This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.

Isaiah 40:28–31 (NIV84) Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV84) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 43:1–3a (NIV84) But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 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. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

Jeremiah 16:19a (NIV84) O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress

Jeremiah 29:13 (NASB95) ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 31:3 (NASB95) The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

Jeremiah 32:17 (NASB95) ‘Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,

Jeremiah 32:27 (NRSV) See, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?

Matthew 6:8b (NIV84) Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Matthew 6:31–34 (NIV84) So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 11:28–30 (NIV84) “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.”

Meditate on the word of the Lord day and night…

Psalm 71:20 (NIV84) Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.

Psalm 73:26 (NASB95) My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 84:5, 7 (NIV84) Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

Psalm 91:1–2,5-6,9-12 (NRSV) You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”

You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day, or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday.

Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.

Psalm 91:14–16 (NRSV) Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.

Psalm 94:18–19 (NRSV) When I thought, “My foot is slipping,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Psalm 103:2–5 (NRSV) Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits— who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Bless the Lord… who heals all my diseases

Psalm 112:1, 7 (NRSV) Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in his commandments. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord.

Psalm 116:7–9 (NIV84) Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 118:17–18 (NIV84) I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.

Psalm 119:28 (NIV84) My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Psalm 119:50 (NIV84) My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Psalm 127:1–2 (NIV84) Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Psalm 138:3 (NIV84) When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.

Psalm 138:7 (NIV84) Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me.

Like a tree planted by streams of water… prospers.

Psalm 139:7 (NIV84) Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

Psalm 139:9–12 (NIV84) If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

Psalm 139:23–24 (NIV84) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 141:8 (NIV84) But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.

Psalm 145:18–19 (NIV84) The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

Psalm 147:3 (NIV84) He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Proverbs 3:5–6 (NIV84) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:24 (NIV84) when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 18:10 (NIV84) The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 29:25 (NASB95) The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.

Isaiah 12:2 (NIV84) “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 26:3–4 (NIV84) You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 26:12 (NIV84) Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.

Rest in the Lord

Isaiah 30:15 (NIV84) This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.

Isaiah 30:21 (NIV84) Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

I sat down with great delight

Isaiah 35:4–5 (NIV84) say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

Isaiah 40:28–31 (NIV84) Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV84) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I sat down under His shadow with great delight…

Isaiah 43:1b–3a (NIV84) “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 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. For I am the Lord, your God,

God will never take you where He cannot keep you.

Isaiah 66:13 (NIV84) As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you…

Jeremiah 16:19a (NIV84) O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress…

Jeremiah 29:11–14a (NIV84) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.”

Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV84) “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”

Jeremiah 31:16 (NIV84) This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV84) “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Jeremiah 32:27 (NASB95) “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?”

Lamentations 3:22–26 (NIV84) Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:31–33 (KJV 1900) For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

Your Father knows what you need.

Micah 7:8 (NASB95) Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV84) The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Matthew 6:8b (NIV84) Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Matthew 6:25 (NIV84) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

Matthew 6:31–34 (NIV84)  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 11:28–30 (NIV84)  “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.”

Matthew 17:20 (NIV84) “…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Luke 12:6–7 (NIV84)  Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Luke 12:25–26 (NASB95)  “And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?”

Luke 12:32 (NASB95)  “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

John 14:27 (NASB95) “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

John 15:4–5 (NASB95) “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”

John 15:7 (NASB95) “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

John 15:10 (NASB95) “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.”

Romans 8:11 (NASB95) But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Romans 8:18 (NASB95) For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Romans 8:28 (NIV84) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:31 (NASB95) What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Romans 8:35 (NASB95) Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:37–39 (NASB95) But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 16:20 (NASB95) The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NASB95) No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

2 Corinthians 1:8b–10 (NRSV) …For we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death so that we would rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He who rescued us from so deadly a peril will continue to rescue us; on him we have set our hope that he will rescue us again,

2 Corinthians 4:7–10 (NRSV) But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies.

2 Corinthians 4:16–18 (NRSV) So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV84) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Don’t be weary  

2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV84) And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 12:9a (NIV84) But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Galatians 2:20 (NIV84) I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 6:9 (NIV84) Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Ephesians 1:3 (NASB95) 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,

Philippians 4:6–8 (NASB95) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

Philippians 4:12 (NIV84) I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

We are protected under His wings.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV84) I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Colossians 3:2–4 (NIV84) Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Colossians 3:15a (NIV84) Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…

2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV84) But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV84) Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

2 Timothy 4:18 (NIV84) The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 4:15–16 (NIV84) For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 6:10 (NIV84) God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Hebrews 13:5–6 (NIV84) Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

James 1:5–6 (NIV84) If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

1 Peter 4:19 (NIV84) So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

1 Peter 5:7–9a (NIV84) Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:10 (NIV84) And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

1 John 4:18–19 (NIV84)

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.

1 John 5:4–5 (NIV84) for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Revelation 22:20 (NASB95) He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

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