Have I not commanded you? Be
strong and courageous. Do not be
frightened, and do not be
dismayed, for the Lord your God is
with you wherever you go.
Be angry, and do not sin; ponder
in your own hearts on your beds,
and be silent. Selah Offer right
sacrifices, and put your trust in
The Lord is near to the
brokenhearted and saves the
crushed in spirit.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in
silence, for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my
salvation, my fortress; I shall
not be shaken. On God rests my
salvation and my glory; my mighty
rock, my refuge is God. Trust in
him at all times, O people; pour
out your heart before him; God is
a refuge for us. Selah.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your
Fear not, for I am with you; be
not dismayed, for I am your God; I
will strengthen you, I will help
you, I will uphold you with my
righteous right hand.
For I know the plans I have for
you, declares the Lord, plans for
welfare and not for evil, to give
you a future and a hope. Then you
will call upon me and come and
pray to me, and I will hear you.
You will seek me and find me, when
you seek me with all your heart.
Come to me, all 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.
Whoever does not bear his own
cross and come after me cannot be
I have said these things to you,
that in me you may have peace. In
the world you will have
tribulation. But take heart; I
have overcome the world.
And we know that for those who
love God all things work together
for good, for those who are called
according to his purpose.
And let us not grow weary of doing
good, for in due season we will
reap, if we do not give up.
I can do all things through him
who strengthens me.
Know this, my beloved brothers:
let every person be quick to hear,
slow to speak, slow to anger;
Casting all your anxieties on him,
because he cares for you.
(1 Peter 5:7)