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Bible Quotes
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...
(Psalm 23:1-6) ESV

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
(Psalm 34:17-20) ESV

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
(Romans 8:28) ESV

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
(Romans 15:13) ESV

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
(1 Corinthians 10:13) ESV

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
(2 Corinthians 4:8,9) ESV

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
(2 Corinthians 12:9) ESV

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:19) ESV

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

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
(James 4:7) ESV

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
(1 Peter 5:7) ESV

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
(Revelation 21:4) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
--William Cowper – English Poet Born 1731 Died 1800

Action is the antidote to despair.
--Joan Baez – American Musician Born 1941

Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
--Elie Wiesel – American Novelist Born 1928

Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
--Mahalia Jackson – American Musician Born 1911 Died 1972

But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain.
--Theodor Adorno – German Philosopher Born 1903 Died 1969

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
--Charlie Chaplin – English Actor Born 1889 Died 1977

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
--Benjamin Disraeli – British Statesman Born 1804 Died 1881

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
--John Donne – British Poet Born 1572 Died 1631

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.
--Vladimir Lenin – Russian Leader Born 1870 Died 1924

Despair often breeds disease. 
--Sophocles – Greek Poet Born 496 BC Died 406 BC

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
--Pope John Paul II – Polish Clergyman Born 1920 Died 2005

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
--Hector Berlioz – French Composer Born 1803 Died 1869

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair.
--Joseph Barber Lightfoot – English Theologian Born 1828 Died 1889

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
--Menander – Greek Poet Born 342 BC Died 292 BC

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
--Alfred Lord Tennyson – English Poet Born 1809 Died 1892

If you don't love it, you can't suffer thru all the despair that comes with it. Keep doing it because you love it.
--Robert Stack – American Actor Born 1919 Died 20034

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Despair and the Bible

Despair is produced in the wicked by divine judgments. 
So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. Deuteronomy 28:34
In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. Deuteronomy 28:67 

Despair leads to continuing in sin. 
Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go. Jeremiah 2:25 
And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart. Jeremiah 18:12

Despair shall seize upon the wicked at the appearing of Christ. 
And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: Revelation 6:16 

Believers sometimes tempted to despair.
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope. Job 7:6 
And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD: Lamentations 3:18

Believers enabled to overcome despair.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Trust in God, a preservative against despair. 
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Psalms 42:5
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Psalms 42:11 

Despair exemplified in Cain. And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. Genesis 4:13-14

Despair exemplified in Ahithophel. And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father. 2 Samuel 17:23

Despair exemplified in Judas. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. Matthew 27:52


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Definition of Despair

1. Hopelessness; despondency; discouragement.

2. To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.

3. To cause to despair.

4. Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.

5. That which is despaired of.3   




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