Lord your God is with you; his power gives you victory. The Lord will take delight in you, and in his love
he will give you new life. Zephaniah 3:17 TEV
...God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond your
strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1
have come in order that you might have life, life in all it’s fullness. John 10:10 TEV
Base your happiness on your
hope in Christ. When trials come, endure them patiently; steadfastly maintain the habit of prayer.
Romans 12:12 Phillips
If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 NIV
Only test me!
Open your mouth wide and see if I won’t fill it. You will receive every blessing you can use!
Psalms 81:10 TLB
We are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well; for we know how dearly God loves
us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us, because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his
love. Romans 5:5 TLB
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm
may flow in the night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5 TEV
My people shall be satisfied with my goodness,
says the Lord. Jeremiah 31:14 NRSV
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18 NIV
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me
out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
Psalm 40:1-2 NIV
Why am I so sad? Why am I so troubled? I will put my hope in God, and once again
I will praise him, my savior and my God. Psalm 42:11 TEV
Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being,
praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. He
forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases; he redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with love and compassion.
He satisfies my desires with good things, so that my youth is renewed like the eagles. Psalm 103:1-5
the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first
and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:37-38 NIV
Do not fear, for I am with
you, do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you.
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NRSV
The Lord who created you says, "Do not be afraid--I
will save you. I have called you by name--you are mine.
When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you, your troubles
will not overwhelm you." Isaiah 43: 1, 2
God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore
we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.
Psalm 46: 1-2
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. He will cover
you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."
Psalm 91: 2,
up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the
Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalms 121: 1-2 RSV
He will never let me stumble,
slip or fall. For he is always watching, never sleeping. Jehovah himself is caring for
you! He is your defender. He protects you day and night. He keeps
you from all evil, and preserves your life. He keeps his eye upon you as you come and go, and always guards
you. Psalm 121:3-8 TLB
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.
Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving
one another, just as God has forgiven you because you belong to Christ. Ephesians 4:32 TLB
Be gentle and ready to forgive;
never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians
you stand praying, if you have a grievance against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you the
wrongs you have done. Mark 11:25 NEB
If you forgive other people their failures, your Heavenly Father
will also forgive you. But if you will not forgive other people, neither will your Father forgive you your
failures. Matthew 6:14-15 Phillips
GOOD VS. EVIL:
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, not stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates
day and night. Psalm 1:1-2
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Psalms
who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it. Proverbs 11:27 NIV
If a man pays back evil for
good, evil will never leave his house. Proverbs 17:13 NIV
Do not those who plot evil go astray?
But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. Proverbs 14:22
who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
Proverbs 28:10 NIV
For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 NIV
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put
bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20 NIV
Seek good, not evil, that you may live.
Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Hate evil, love good; maintain
justice in the courts. Perhaps the Lord God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.
Amos 5:14-15 NIV
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil
stored up in him. Matthew 12:35 NIV
Good and upright is the Lord. Psalm 25:8 NASB
God is good, and he loves
goodness; the godly shall see his face. Psalm 11:7 TLB
You, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast
love to all who call on you. Psalm 86:5 NRSV
The Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness
continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5
The Lord said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim
my name, the Lord, in your presence." Exodus 33:19 NIV
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures
forever. Psalm 107:1 NIV
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you,
with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
You should try to become like God, for you are his children and he loves you. Live your lives in
love--the same sort of love which Christ gave us and which he perfectly expressed when he gave himself up for us as an offering
and a sacrifice well-pleasing to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 Phillips
Let us not become weary in doing good, for
at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let
us do good to all people. Galatians 6:9-10 NIV
Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who
loves has been born of God and knows God...Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:7, 11 NIV
50:4 The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with
a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
If you want to know what
God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to
all who ask him. James 1:5 TLB
The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you
all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John 14:26 NIV
Love the Lord and follow his plan for your lives. Cling to him and serve him enthusiastically.
Joshua 22:5 TLB
You will keep on guiding me all my life with your wisdom and counsel, and afterwards receive me into the glories of
heaven! Psalm 73:24 TLB
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
Psalm 25:9 NIV
Those who obey the Lord will learn from him the path they should follow. Psalm 25:12
I will instruct
you, and teach you the way to go; I will watch over you and be your adviser. Psalm 32:8 JB
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." Isaiah
word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 TEV
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy
your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water,
whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 NRSV
My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
Exodus 33:14 NIV
In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs
copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think.
Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you. Romans 12:2 TLB
Never criticize or condemn--or
it will all come back on you. Go easy on others; then they will do the same for you. Luke
can control his tongue, it proves that he has perfect control over himself in every other way...the tongue is a small thing,
but what enormous damage it can do. James 3:2 & 5 TLB
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure and
full of quiet gentleness...it is peace-loving and courteous... James 3:17 TLB
But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives
he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 TLB
We Christians have no veil over our faces; we can be mirrors that
brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and
more like him. 2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB
Remember what Christ taught and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise;
teach them to each other and sing them out in psalms and hymns. Colossians 3:16 TLB
Be imitators of God...as dearly loved children
and live a life of love...as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV
Commit everything you do
to the Lord. Trust him to help yo do it and he will. Psalm 37:5 TLB
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of
your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up. Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Don't let others spoil your faith and joy with
their philisophies, their wong and shallow answers build on men's thoughts and ideas, instead of on what Christ has said.
Colossians 2:8 TLB
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 NIV
Create in me a new, clean heart, O God, filled with clean thoughts and right desires. Psalm 51:10
to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 NIV
Be beautiful inside, in your hearts, with the
lasting charm of a gentle and guiet spirit which is so precious to God. 1 Peter 3:4 TLB
For being saved is a gift; if
a person could earn it by being good, then it wouldn't be free--but it is...God declares sinners to be good in his sight if
they have faith in Christ... Romans 4:4-5 TLB
God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each
other, passing on to others God's many kinds of blessings. 1 Peter 4:10 TLB
But the Lord said..."I don't make decisions
the way you do! Men judge by outward appearance, but I look at a man's thoughts and intentions."
1 Samuel 16:7 TLB
Now change your mind and attitude to God and turn to him... Acts 3:19 TLB
We Christians...can be mirrors that brightly
reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like
him. 2 Corinthians 3:18 TLB
And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and
are fitting into his plans. Romans 8:28 TLB
May God who gives patience, steadiness, and encouragement help you to live in complete
harmony with each other--each with the attitude of Christ toward the other. And then all of us can praise
the Lord together with one voice. Romans 15:5-6 TLB
the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp
and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Matthew
your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 RSV
The righteous call to the Lord, and he listens; he rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm
and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew
worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart.
And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ
Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 TEV
Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching
everything that concerns you. 1 Peter 5:7 TLB
I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world. John
faith hath made thee whole... Matthew 9:22 KJV
And what does the Lord require of you? To act
justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV
Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end
of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20 Liv. New Test.
May our Lord Jesus Christ...who loved us and
by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and
word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 NIV
I don't want your sacrifices--I want your love; I don't want your offerings--I want you to know me.
Hosea 6:6 TLB
You are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you. Isaiah 43:4 NRSV
God so loved the world that
he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John
has shown us how much he loves us; it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us! Romans
is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his
Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven. 1 John 44:42 TEV
Dear friends, let us love
one another, for love comes from God...since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John
4:7 & 11 NIV
know how much God loves us because we have felt his love and because we believe him when he tells us that he loves us dearly.
God is love and anyone who lives in love is living with God and God is living in him. 1
John 4:16 TLB
steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is they faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 RSV
You have real love for everyone because your souls have been cleansed from selfishness and hatred when you
trusted Christ to save you, so see to it that you really do love each other warmly, with all your hearts. 1
Peter 1:22 TLB
is patient, love is kind. It does not envy...It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs...Love never fails... 1 Cor. 13:4-5 & 8 NIV
Love...always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Cor. 13:6-7 NIV
My prayer for you is that you will overflow more and more with love for others, and at the same time keep on growing
in spiritual knowledge and insight. Phillippians 1:9 TLB
PURPOSE AND FULFILLMENT:
Let your roots grow down into him and draw
up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the
truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.
Colossians 2:7 TLB
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and
good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. II Thessalonians 2:16-17
you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it and he will. Psalm 37:5
For it is
God who is at work within you, giving you the will and the power to achieve his purpose. Philippians
us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV
We must never get tired of doing good because if we don’t give up the struggle, we shall get our harvest at the
proper time. Galatians 6:9 JB
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 NIV
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say
Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Philippians
I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind
and heart! And the peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world gives, so don't be troubled or afraid.
John 14:27 TLB
I have told you all this so you may find peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but be
brave, I have conquered the world. John 16:33 JB
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your
body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
Luke 12:22-23 NRSV
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165
Do not be
anxious about anything, but in everything 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. Philippians
hearts are very heavy, but a word of encouragement does wonders! Proverbs 12:23 TLB
What a glorious Lord! He
who daily bears our burdens also gives us our salvation. Psalm 68:19 TLB
As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort
you. Isaiah 66:13 NIV
Dear friends, don't be bewildered or surprised when you go through the fiery trials
ahead, for this is no strange, unusual thing that this is going to happen to you. Instead, be really glad--because
these trials will make you partners with Christ in his wonderful joy of sharing his glory in that coming day when it will
1 Peter 4:12-13 TLB
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know
that the trusting of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2-3 NIV
Don't let the world around you squeeze you
into its own mold, but let God re-make you so that your whole attitude of mind is changed. Romans
is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised
to those who love him. James 1:12 NKJV
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts
by the Holy Spirit... Romans 5:5 NIV
TROUBLE AND SORROW:
Call upon me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor me.
Psalm 50:15 NASB
When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace; you alone O Lord keep me perfectly safe. Psalm
world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 NIV
Jehovah himself is caring for you! He is your defender. He protects you day and
night. He keeps you from all evil, and preserves your life. He keeps his eye upon you
as you come and go, and always guards you. Psalm 121-5-8
He does not ignore the prayers of men in trouble when they call
to him for help. Psalm 9:12
The Lord saves righteous men and protects them in times of trouble. He
helps them and rescues them. Psalm 37:39-40 TEV
When I am surrounded by troubles, you keep me safe.
You oppose my angry enemies and save me by your power. Psalm 138:7 TEV
What a wonderful God we have...who so wonderfully
comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does he do this? So
that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God
has given us. 2 Cor. 1:3-4 TLB
His life is the light that shines through the darkness... John 1:5 TLB
But I have trust in your
unfailing love. Psalm 13:5 NIV
The Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through
all generations. Psalm 100:5 NIV
If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common
sense, then trust the Lord completely; don't ever trust yourself. Proverbs 3:4-5 TLB
In God, whose word I praise, in God I have
put my trust. I shall not be afraid. Psalm 56:4 NASB
Those who know your name will trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean
not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV
Trust in the name of the Lord. Isaiah 50:5 NIV
Trust the Lord and sincerely
worship him; think of all the tremendous things he has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24 TLB
He who did not shield His own
Son, but gave Him up for us all--can we not trust such a God to give us, with Him, everything else that we can need?
Romans 8:32 Phillips
This Good News tells us that God makes us ready for heaven...when we put our faith and trust in Christ to save us.
This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. Romans 1:17 TLB
Know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was
formed, nor shall there be any after me.
Isaiah 43:10 NRSV
Jesus replied, "I am the way; I am the truth, and I am life; no one comes to the Father
except by me. John 14:6 NEB
Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 NIV
You desire truth in the inward
being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. Psalm 51:6 NRSV
Do not let your hearts be troubled, believe
in God, believe also in me. John 14:1 NRSV
I will led the blind by ways they have not known along unfamiliar
paths I will guide them. I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do. I will not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16 NIV
It is he who reveals the
profound and hidden things. He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.
Daniel 2:22 NASB
Finally brothers, fill your minds with everything that is true, everything that is noble, everything that is good and
pure, everything that we love and honor, and everything that can be thought virtuous or worthy of praise. Philippians
their minds so they could understand the scriptures. Luke 24:45 NIV
When the Spirit of truth comes he will lead
you to the complete truth. John 16:13 JB
He has enriched your whole life. He has helped you speak out for
him and has given you a full understanding of the truth. 1 Corinthians 1:5 TLB
WEARINESS AND STRUGGLE:
He gives power to the tired
and worn out, and strength to the weak. Isaiah 40:29 TLB
My grace is all you need, for my power is strongest
when you are weak.
II Corinthians 12:9 TEV
Be strong---not in yourselves, but in the Lord, in the power of his boundless strength.
Ephesians 6:10 Phillips
I have strength for anything through him who gives me power. Philippians 4:13
Come to me
all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NIV
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 40:18-31 NIV
Do not worry about how you
are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speaks,
but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:19-20 NRSV
Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord
and if anybody asks you why you believe as you do, be ready to tell him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way.
1 Peter 3:15 TLB
Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you
go. Joshua 1:9 RSV
Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that
concerns you. 1 Peter 5:7 TLB
Knowing God results in every other kind of understanding. Proverbs 9:10
What we suffer
now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later. For all creation is waiting patiently and hopefully
for that future day when God will resurrect his children...and the world around us will share in the glorious freedom from
sin which God's children enjoy. Romans 8:18-21 TLB
Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the
good fight of faith. Take hold of eternal life. 1 Timothy 6:11 NIV
For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate
us from his love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels won't, and all of the powers
of hell itself cannot keep God's love away... Romans 8:38 TLB
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what
we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV
...the Holy Spirit helps us with our daily problems and in our praying. For
we don't even know what we should pray for... Romans 8:26 TLB
..."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." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation
of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NASB