God's Words of Comfort

 

A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:


Assurance – Boldness – Certainty – Confidence – Courage


Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)
 
"Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 (GNT)
 
Be strong and take heart; have no fear and do not be troubled. 1 Chronicles 22:13 (BBE)
 
I laid myself down and slept. I awakened; for Yahweh sustains me. I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of people Who have set themselves against me on every side. Psalms 3:5-6 (WEB)
 
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. Psalms 7:10 (RSV)
 
With You I can attack a line of soldiers. With my God I can break through barricades. God's way is perfect! The promise of the LORD has proven to be true. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in Him. Psalms 18:29-30 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Golden Sierra AspensWait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalms 27:14 (KJV)
 
The LORD will give strength unto His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace. Psalms 29:11 (KJV)
 
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Psalms 31:24 (KJV)
 
By awesome deeds You answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. Psalms 65:5 (ESV)
 
He will cover you with His wings; you will be safe in His care; His faithfulness will protect and defend you. You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day or the plagues that strike in the dark or the evils that kill in daylight. Psalms 91:4-6 (GNT)

They send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and He gives them salvation out of all their troubles. He makes the storm into a calm, so that the waves are at peace. Then they are glad, because the sea is quiet, and He takes them to the harbor of their desire. Let men give praise to the Lord for His mercy, and for the wonders which He does for the children of men! Psalms 107:28-31 (BBE)
 
The LORD is on my side. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The LORD is on my side among those who help me. Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the LORD, Than to put confidence in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD, Than to put confidence in princes. Psalms 118:6-9 (HNV)
 
I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from Yahweh, Who made Heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep. Yahweh is your keeper. Yahweh is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not harm you by day, Nor the moon by night. Yahweh will keep you from all evil. He will keep your soul. Yahweh will keep your going out and your coming in, From this time forth, and forevermore. Psalms 121:1-8 (WEB)
 
In the day that I called, You answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul. Psalms 138:3 (WEB)
 
Your Kingdom will go on and on, and You will rule forever. The Lord will keep all His promises; He is loyal to all He has made. Psalms 145:13 (NCV™)
 
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. Proverbs 10:9 (ESV)
 
The way of the LORD is a fortress for an innocent person but a ruin to those who are troublemakers. Proverbs 10:29 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Those who respect the Lord will have security, and their children will be protected. Respect for the Lord gives life. It is like a fountain that can save people from death. Proverbs 14:26-27 (NCV™)
 
The horse is made ready for the day of war, but power to overcome is from the Lord. Proverbs 21:31 (BBE)
 
Every Word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. Proverbs 30:5 (KJV)
 
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; He has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:2-3 (NRSV)
 
The Lord God says, "See, I am placing a Foundation Stone in Zion—a firm, tested, precious Cornerstone that is safe to build on. He who believes will need never run away again." Isaiah 28:16 (TLB)
 
Teton Bever DamThis is what the Almighty LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "You can be saved by returning to Me. You can have rest. You can be strong by being quiet and by trusting Me." Isaiah 30:15 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Have you not known? have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn't faint, neither is weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint; and to him who has no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31 (HNV)
 
Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (NRSV)
 
"Don't you be afraid, for I am with you; don't be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness." Isaiah 41:10 (WEB)
 
"When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you." Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)
 
Then came the Word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?" Jeremiah 32:26-27 (KJV)
 
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:22-25 (ESV)
 
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. Micah 7:7-8 (KJV)
 
[The following passage refers to the time when Jesus healed the demon-possessed boy, Mark 9:17-23:]
[The boy’s father said,] "But, if You possibly can, have pity on us and help us."
     "'If I possibly can!'" replied Jesus; "why, everything is possible to him who believes." Mark 9:22-23 (WNT)
 
"So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.' For every one who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door shall be opened." Luke 11:9-10 (WNT)
 
[In the Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge, Jesus teaches us to pray persistently, to pray without ceasing no matter what the obstacle. The widow was becoming obnoxious to the judge because of her hounding, and he granted her justice just to get her off his back. If an unjust judge can give justice because of persistence, how much more will a just and gracious God give justice to those He loves? The prayers of righteous people are powerful and effective.]
Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to teach them they should always pray and never become discouraged.
     "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. And there was a widow in that same town who kept coming to him and pleading for her rights, saying, 'Help me against my opponent!' For a long time the judge refused to act, but at last he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or respect people, yet because of all the trouble this widow is giving me, I will see to it that she gets her rights. If I don't, she will keep on coming and finally wear me out!'"
     And the Lord continued, "Listen to what that corrupt judge said. Now, will God not judge in favor of His own people who cry to Him day and night for help? Will He be slow to help them? I tell you, He will judge in their favor and do it quickly." Luke 18:2-8 (GNT)
 
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:16-17 (KJV)
 
Then said they unto Him, "What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?"
      Jesus answered and said unto them, "This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent"…
     And Jesus said unto them, "I am the bread of Life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst." John 6:28-29, 35 (KJV)
 
"The Father gives Me My people. Every one of them will come to Me, and I will always accept them. I came down from Heaven to do what God wants Me to do, not what I want to do. Here is what the One who sent Me wants Me to do: I must not lose even one whom God gave Me, but I must raise them all on the last day." John 6:37-39 (NCV™)
 
Stained Glass Good ShepherdOnce more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the one who follows Me shall certainly not walk in the dark, but shall have the light of Life." John 8:12 (WNT)
 
"I am the Door. If any one enters by Me, he will find safety, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy: I have come that they may have Life, and may have it in abundance. I am the Good Shepherd. A good shepherd lays down His very life for the sheep." John 10:9-11 (WNT)
 
"My sheep hear My voice. And I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall not perish, for eternity. And no one shall seize them from My hand. What My Father gave to Me is greater than all, and no one is able to seize from the hand of My Father. I and the Father are one." John 10:27-30 (CPDV)
 
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me." John 14:1 (KJV)
 
"I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in My name you ask Me for anything, I will do it." John 14:13-14 (NRSV)
 
When [the Jewish Council] saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. Acts 4:13-14 (NKJV)
 
For I am not ashamed of the Good News. It is God's power which is at work for the salvation of every one who believes--the Jew first, and then the Gentile. Romans 1:16 (WNT)
 
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:31-32 (KJV)
 
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39 (NRSV)
 
The Scripture says, "No one who believes in Him shall have reason to feel ashamed." Jew and Gentile are on precisely the same footing; for the same Lord is Lord over all, and is infinitely kind to all who call upon Him for deliverance. For "every one, without exception, who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:11-13 (WNT)
 
Because they reject the Good News, the Jews are God's enemies for the sake of you Gentiles. But because of God's choice, they are His friends because of their ancestors. For God does not change His mind about whom He chooses and blesses. As for you Gentiles, you disobeyed God in the past; but now you have received God's mercy because the Jews were disobedient. In the same way, because of the mercy that you have received, the Jews now disobey God, in order that they also may now receive God's mercy. For God has made all people prisoners of disobedience, so that He might show mercy to them all. Romans 11:28-32 (GNT)
 
Before long, God the giver of peace will crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you! Romans 16:20 (WNT)
 
So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I fight to win. 1 Corinthians 9:26 (TLB)
 
My dear brothers and sisters, stand strong. Do not let anything change you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your work in the Lord is never wasted. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NCV™)
 
Please don't squander one bit of this marvelous life God has given us. 2 Corinthians 6:1 (The Message)
 
Sierra RosemaryNow we can come fearlessly right into God's presence, assured of His glad welcome when we come with Christ and trust in Him. Ephesians 3:12 (TLB)
 
I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again. Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
 
I live in eager expectation and hope that I will never do anything that causes me shame, but that I will always be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past, and that my life will always honor Christ, whether I live or I die. For to me, living is for Christ, and dying is even better. Philippians 1:20-21 (NLT)
 
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
 
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 (WEB)
 
My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (WEB)
 
I do this in order that they may be filled with courage and may be drawn together in love, and so have the full wealth of assurance which true understanding brings. In this way they will know God's secret, which is Christ Himself. He is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God's wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3 (GNT)
 
God doesn't want us to be shy with His gifts, but bold and loving and sensible. 2 Timothy 1:7 (The Message)
 
If we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. Hebrews 3:14 (NLT)
 
We have a great High Priest who has gone to Heaven, Jesus the Son of God. Let us cling to Him and never stop trusting Him. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same temptations we do, yet He did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it. Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT)
 
The Lord adds, "And their sins and offenses I will remember no longer"…
     Let us draw near with sincerity and unfaltering faith, having had our hearts sprinkled, once for all, from consciences oppressed with sin, and our bodies bathed in pure water. Let us hold firmly to an unflinching avowal of our hope, for He is faithful who gave us the promises. Hebrews 10:17, 22-23 (WNT)

 
Yellow RanunculasDo not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. Hebrews 10:35 (ESV)
 
Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Your lives should be untainted by love for money. Be content with what you have; for God Himself has said, "I will never, never let go your hand: I will never, never forsake you." So that we fearlessly say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid: what can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6 (WNT)
 
Every good present and every perfect gift comes from above, from the Father who made the sun, moon, and stars. The Father doesn't change like the shifting shadows produced by the sun and the moon. James 1:17 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink from Him in shame at His coming. 1 John 2:28 (ESV)
 
We have an assured confidence that whenever we ask anything in accordance with His will, He listens to us. And since we know that He listens to us, then whatever we ask, we know that we have the things which we have asked from Him. 1 John 5:14-15 (WNT)
 
"Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with Me." Revelation 3:20 (NRSV)
 
 
 
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