A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:
Comfort – Encouragement – Consolation – God's Mercy – God's Support
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? Genesis 18:14 (KJV)
The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them, and if you do not turn aside from any of the words that I command you today, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. Deuteronomy 28:13-14 (ESV)
"Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; don't be afraid, neither be dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 (HNV)
The LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if ye return unto Him. 2 Chronicles 30:9 (KJV)
You are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness. Nehemiah 9:17 (WEB)
God teaches people through suffering and uses distress to open their eyes. Job 36:15 (GNT)
You, LORD, are a shield around me, My glory, and the One who lifts up my head… I laid myself down and slept. I awakened; for the LORD sustains me. Psalms 3:3, 5 (HNV)
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalms 9:9-10 (ESV)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; You anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalms 23:1-6 (KJV)
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?... For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock. Psalms 27:1, 5 (KJV)
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye. Psalms 32:8 (KJV)
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. Psalms 34:8 (KJV)
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves those who have a crushed spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalms 34:17-19 (HNV)
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him. Don't fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who makes wicked plots happen. Psalms 37:7 (HNV)
When a person's steps follow the Lord, God is pleased with his ways. If he stumbles, he will not fall, because the Lord holds his hand. Psalms 37:23-24 (NCV™)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Psalms 46:1-3 (NRSV)
"Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me." Psalms 50:15 (KJV)
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. Psalms 51:17 (KJV)
Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55:22 (RSV)
Remember Your Word to Your servant, in which You have made me hope. This is my comfort in my distress, that Your promise gives me life. Psalms 119:49-50 (NRSV)
Let Your mercy now be my comfort, as You have said to Your servant. Let Your gentle mercies come to me, so that I may have life; for Your Law is my delight. Psalms 119:76-77 (BBE)
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)
The Lord helps those who have been defeated and takes care of those who are in trouble. Psalms 145:14 (NCV™)
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He fulfills the desire of all who fear Him, He also hears their cry, and saves them. The LORD preserves all who love Him; but all the wicked He will destroy. Psalms 145:18-20 (RSV)
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®)
He who gives heed to the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in the LORD is blessed. Proverbs 16:20 (HNV)
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Proverbs 16:24 (NRSV)
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10 (KJV)
The fear of the Lord gives life: and he who has it will have need of nothing; no evil will come his way. Proverbs 19:23 (BBE)
Every Word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. Proverbs 30:5 (KJV)
"Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before My eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.
"Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord: "though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land." Isaiah 1:16-19 (ESV)
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21 (NKJV)
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)
"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)
"I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins." Isaiah 43:25 (RSV)
"I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like mist; return to Me, for I have redeemed you." Isaiah 44:22 (RSV)
The Lord will be your guide at all times; in dry places He will give you water in full measure, and will make strong your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like an ever-flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11 (BBE)
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. Isaiah 59:1 (KJV)
I will comfort you there as a little one is comforted by its mother. Isaiah 66:13 (TLB)
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8 (ESV)
The Lord knows when our spirits are crushed in prison; He knows when we are denied the rights He gave us; When justice is perverted in court, He knows… Let us open our hearts to God in Heaven and pray. Lamentations 3:31-34, 41 (GNT)
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke on you, and learn from Me, for I am humble and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (WEB)
Jesus answering saith unto them, "Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, 'Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;' and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." Mark 11:22-24 (KJV)
With God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37 (KJV)
"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)
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him." John 3:16-17 (RSV)
"In most solemn truth I tell you that he who believes has the Life of the Ages. I am the bread of Life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the Desert, and they died. Here is the bread that comes down out of Heaven that a man may eat it and not die." John 6:47-50 (WNT)
Jesus spoke to them again: "I am the Light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." John 8:12 (HCSB)
"I am the Resurrection and the Life," said Jesus; "he who believes in Me, even if he has died, he shall live; and every one who is living and is a believer in Me shall never, never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26 (WNT)
"Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also." John 14:1-3 (RSV)
"If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it." John 14:14 (KJV)
"I have said this to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!" John 16:33 (NRSV)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 (KJV)
From the very beginning God decided that those who came to Him—and all along He knew who would—should become like his Son, so that His Son would be the First, with many brothers and sisters. And having chosen us, He called us to come to Him; and when we came, He declared us “not guilty,” filled us with Christ’s goodness, gave us right standing with Himself, and promised His glory.
What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? Since He did not spare even His own Son for us but gave Him up for all of us all, won't He surely give us everything else? Romans 8:29-32 (TLB)
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39 (KJV)
But as Scripture says: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 (GOD’S WORD®)
No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing He will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NRSV)
What a wonderful God we have—He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the One who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does He do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us. You can be sure that the more we undergo sufferings for Christ, the more He will shower us with His comfort and encouragement. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (TLB)
I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 (HCSB)
My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (WEB)
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. Colossians 3:2 (WEB)
Now, concerning those who from time to time pass away, we would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, lest you should mourn as others do who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus has died and risen again, we also believe that, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who shall have passed away. For this we declare to you on the Lord's own authority--that we who are alive and continue on earth until the Coming of the Lord, shall certainly not forestall those who shall have previously passed away. For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven with a loud word of command, and with an archangel's voice and the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Afterwards we who are alive and are still on earth will be caught up in their company amid clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we shall be with the Lord for ever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (WNT)
A crown of justice has been reserved for me, one which the Lord, the just Judge, will render to me in that day, and not only to me, but also to those who look forward to His return. Hurry to return to me soon. 2 Timothy 4:8 (CPDV)
Therefore He had to become like His brothers and sisters in every respect, so that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in the service of God, to make a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people. Because He Himself was tested by what He suffered, He is able to help those who are being tested. Hebrews 2:17-18 (NRSV)
God has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"... Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:5-6, 8 (ESV)
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time; casting all your worries on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 (WEB)
"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)
"They will never again be hungry or thirsty, and never again will the sun or any scorching heat trouble them. For the Lamb who is in front of the throne will be their Shepherd, and will guide them to water springs of Life, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:16-17 (WNT)
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