Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.” Mat 11:28-30
For I know what I have planned for you,ʼ says the LORD. ʻI have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope. Jer 29:11
Donʼt be afraid, for I am with you!
Donʼt be frightened, for I am your God!
I strengthen you -
yes, I help you -
yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!
Now, this is what the LORD says,
the one who created you, O Jacob,
and formed you, O Israel:
“Donʼt be afraid, for I will protect you.
I call you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I am with you;
when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not harm you.
Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb.
All the days ordained for me
were recorded in your scroll
before one of them came into existence.
You squeeze me in from behind and in front;
you place your hand on me.
Your knowledge is beyond my comprehension;
it is so far beyond me, I am unable to fathom it.
He is the one who forgives all your sins,
who heals all your diseases,
who delivers your life from the Pit,
who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,
who satisfies your life with good things,
so your youth is renewed like an eagleʼs.
The LORD says,
“Because he is devoted to me, I will deliver him;
I will protect him because he is loyal to me.
When he calls out to me, I will answer him.
I will be with him when he is in trouble;
I will rescue him and bring him honor.
I will satisfy him with long life,
and will let him see my salvation.
for the needy are not permanently ignored,
the hopes of the oppressed are not forever dashed.
“Because of the violence done to the oppressed,
because of the painful cries of the needy,
I will spring into action,” says the LORD.
“I will provide the safety they so desperately desire.”
I know that the LORD defends the cause of the oppressed
and vindicates the poor.
Certainly the godly will give thanks to your name;
the morally upright will live in your presence.
Even when I must walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff reassure me.
You prepare a feast before me
in plain sight of my enemies.
You refresh my head with oil;
my cup is completely full.
Surely your goodness and faithfulness will pursue me all my days,
and I will live in the LORDʼs house for the rest of my life.
For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us. Rom 8:18
For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Phi 1:6
Throw your burden upon the LORD,
and he will sustain you.
He will never allow the godly to be upended.
I, I am the one who blots out your rebellious deeds for my sake;
your sins I do not remember. Isa 43:25
For this is what the LORD says:
“Look, I am ready to extend to her prosperity that will flow like a river,
the riches of nations will flow into her like a stream that floods its banks.
You will nurse from her breast and be carried at her side;
you will play on her knees.
As a mother consoles a child,
so I will console you,
and you will be consoled over Jerusalem.”
Arenʼt two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Fatherʼs will. Even all the hairs on your head are numbered. So do not be afraid; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Mat 10:29-31
The one who conquers will be dressed like them in white clothing, and I will never erase his name from the book of life, but will declare his name before my Father and before his angels. Rev 3:5
For this is what the master, the LORD, the Holy One of Israel says:
“If you repented and patiently waited for me, you would be delivered;
if you calmly trusted in me you would find strength, Isa 30:15a
Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away. Jn 6:37
From the stream along the road he drinks;
then he lifts up his head. Psa 110:7
But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you are saved! - and he raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Eph 2:4-7
In a far-off land the LORD will manifest himself to them.
He will say to them, ʻI have loved you with an everlasting love.
That is why I have continued to be faithful to you.
I will rebuild you, my dear children Israel,
so that you will once again be built up.
Once again you will take up the tambourine
and join in the happy throng of dancers.
Once again you will plant vineyards
on the hills of Samaria.
Those who plant them
will once again enjoy their fruit.
Donʼt be afraid, for you will not be put to shame!
Donʼt be intimidated, for you will not be humiliated!
You will forget about the shame you experienced in your youth;
you will no longer remember the disgrace of your abandonment.
For your husband is the one who made you -
the LORD who commands armies is his name.
He is your protector, the Holy One of Israel.
He is called “God of the entire earth.”
“As far as I am concerned, this is like in Noahʼs time,
when I vowed that the waters of Noahʼs flood would never again cover the earth.
In the same way I have vowed that I will not be angry at you or shout at you.
Even if the mountains are removed
and the hills displaced,
my devotion will not be removed from you,
nor will my covenant of friendship be displaced,”
says the LORD, the one who has compassion on you.
Whoever walks in deep darkness,
should trust in the name of the LORD
and rely on his God.
Why are you depressed, O my soul?
Why are you upset?
Wait for God!
For I will again give thanks
to my God for his saving intervention.
He was despised and rejected by people,
one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness;
people hid their faces from him;
he was despised, and we considered him insignificant.
But he lifted up our illnesses,
he carried our pain;
even though we thought he was being punished,
attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done.
He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds,
crushed because of our sins;
he endured punishment that made us well;
because of his wounds we have been healed.
And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Mat 28:20b
The LORD will fight for you, and you can be still.” Exo 14:14