Inspiring Scriptures

 

ROMANS 5:3-5  We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

 

JAMES 5:10-11  For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sister, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We gave great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.

JAMES 1:2-4  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

 

1 PETER 1:6-9  So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold, though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

 

2 CORINTHIANS 4: 8-10  We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.

 

2 CORINTHIANS 4:16-18  This is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. So we don't look at the troubles we can see now. Rather, we fix our gaze on thing that cannot be seen. For the thing we see now will soon be gone. But the things we cannot see will last forever.

 

JOHN 16:33  I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart because I have overcome the world.

 

2 CORINTHIANS 12:8-10  My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That is why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles, that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

HEBREWS 10:35-36   So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you. Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's Will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

 

ROMANS 10:23  Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

 

1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18  Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

 

EPHESIANS 6:10-12  a final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh- and- blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

 

EPHESIANS 6:13-17  Therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace, that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

 

EPHESIANS 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times, and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

 

2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-5  We are human, but we don't wage war as humans do. We use God's mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

 

1 PETER 5:8-11  Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.  Remember that you Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are. In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. All power to him forever.

 

PSALM 34:4,6,10,18,19,  I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me He freed me from all my fears. In my desperation I prayed and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted he rescues those who spirits are crushed. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.

 

PSALM 30:11  You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.

 

PSALM 147:3  He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

 

PSALM 37:7   Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for him to act.

 

PSALM 62:1-2  I wait quietly before God for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.

 

PSALM 91:1-2  Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord. He alone is my refuge , my place of safety ,he is my God and I trust him.

 

PSALM 91:14-16  The Lord says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer. I will be with them in treble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation."

 

JOB 11:18  Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety.

 

PSALM 30:1-2  I will exalt you, Lord for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me. O Lord my God, I cried to your for help, and you restored my health.

 

ISAIAH 26:3  You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you. Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

 

PSALM 118:17  I will not die;  I will live to tell what the Lord has done.

 

PROVERBS 107:20-21  He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death. Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.

 

JOHN 10:10  The thief's purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus said, My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

 

ROMANS 8:35-39  Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted or hungry or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death (as the Scriptures say, For your sake we are killed everyday; we are being slaughtered like sheep.) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fear for today nor our worries about tomorrow not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below, indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

MARK 12:29-30   Jesus replied, the most important commandment is this: Listen O Israel The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.

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