God's Words of Comfort

 

A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:


Loneliness – Abandoned – Forsaken – Rejection – Needing Protection


Yahweh God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." Genesis 2:18 (WEB)
 
The Lord your God is a God of mercy, He will not take away His help from you or let destruction overtake you, or be false to the agreement which He made by an oath with your fathers. Deuteronomy 4:31 (BBE)
 
Yosemite Falls and Path with BoyBe strong and of good courage, don't be afraid, nor be scared of them: for the LORD your God, He it is who does go with you; He will not fail you, nor forsake you… The LORD, He it is who does go before you; He will be with you, He will not fail you, neither forsake you: don't be afraid, neither be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:6, 8 (HNV)
 
"I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will always be with you; I will never abandon you." Joshua 1:5 (GNT)
 
For the LORD will not forsake His people for His great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you His people. 1 Samuel 12:22 (KJV)
 
Thus says the Lord, "You abandoned Me, so I have abandoned you." 2 Chronicles 12:5 (ESV)
 
The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. 2 Chronicles 15:2 (ESV)
 
Look, God does not reject a person of integrity, and He will not support evildoers. Job 8:20 (HCSB)
 
God has made my brothers my enemies, and my friends have become strangers. My relatives have gone away, and my friends have forgotten me… My wife can't stand my breath, and my own family dislikes me. Even the little children hate me and talk about me when I leave. All my close friends hate me; even those I love have turned against me… How I wish my words were written down, written on a scroll. I wish they were carved with an iron pen into lead, or carved into stone forever. I know that my Defender lives, and in the end He will stand upon the earth. Job 19:13-14, 17-19, 23-25 (NCV™)
 
LORD, how my adversaries have increased! Many are those who rise up against me… But 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 3:1, 3, 5 (HNV)
 
I will lie down in peace and sleep, for though I am alone, O Lord, You will keep me safe. Psalms 4:8 (TLB)
 
Let everyone who trusts You be happy; let them sing glad songs forever. Protect those who love You and who are happy because of You. Lord, You bless those who do what is right; You protect them like a soldier's shield. Psalms 5:11-12 (NCV™)
 
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)


Snowy Sierras Owens Valley ViewHow long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?... But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me. Psalms 13:1, 5-6 (NKJV)
 
Protect me as You would protect Your own eye. Hide me under the shadow of Your wings. Keep me from the wicked who attack me, from my enemies who surround me. Psalms 17:8-9 (NCV™)
 
How I love You, Lord! You are my defender. The Lord is my protector; He is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with Him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; He defends me and keeps me safe. Psalms 18:1-2 (GNT)
 
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning... Our fathers trusted in You. They trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered. They trusted in You, and were not put to shame. Psalms 22:1, 4-5 (HNV)
 
O LORD, do not stay away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid! Rescue me from a violent death; spare my precious life from these dogs. Snatch me from the lions' jaws, and from the horns of these wild oxen. Then I will declare the wonder of Your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise You among all Your people… For He has not ignored the suffering of the needy. He has not turned and walked away. He has listened to their cries for help. I will praise You among all the people; I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship You. The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the LORD will praise Him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy. Psalms 22:19-22, 24-26 (NLT)
 
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. Psalms 23:4 (KJV)
 
Be turned to me, and have mercy on me; for I am troubled and have no helper. The troubles of my heart are increased: O take me out of my sorrows. Give thought to my grief and my pain; and take away all my sins. See how those who are against me are increased, for bitter is their hate of me. O keep my soul, and take me out of danger: let me not be shamed, for I have put my faith in You. For my clean and upright ways keep me safe, because my hope is in You. Psalms 25:16-21 (BBE)
 
NN Lake Bridge Fall Colors One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in His temple. 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 27:4-5 (KJV)
 
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will take care of me. Psalms 27:10 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
I have been ignored as if I were dead, as if I were a broken pot. I have heard the many rumors about me, and I am surrounded by terror. My enemies conspire against me, plotting to take my life. But I am trusting You, O LORD, saying, "You are my God!" My future is in Your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly. Psalms 31:12-15 (NLT)
 
Blessed is the Lord, for He has shown me that His never-failing love protects me like the walls of a fort! Psalms 31:21 (TLB)
 
You are my hiding place. You protect me from my troubles and fill me with songs of salvation. Psalms 32:7 (NCV™)
 
The angel of the Lord camps around those who fear God, and he saves them. Examine and see how good the Lord is. Happy is the person who trusts Him. Psalms 34:7-8 (NCV™)
 
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)
 
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor His children begging for bread. Psalms 37:25 (ESV)
 
My friends and companions stand aloof from my affliction, and my neighbors stand far off… But it is for You, O Lord, that I wait; it is You, O Lord my God, who will answer… Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, do not be far from me; make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation. Psalms 38:11, 15, 21-22 (NRSV)
 
To God, my defender, I say, "Why have You forgotten me? Why must I go on suffering from the cruelty of my enemies?"… Why am I so sad? Why am I so troubled? I will put my hope in God, and once again I will praise Him, my Savior and my God. Psalms 42:9, 11 (GNT)
 
You are the God of my strength. Why have You rejected me?... Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise Him, The saving help of my face, and my God. Psalms 43:2, 5 (HNV)


B and W Yellowstone Geyser ValleyGod is our protection and our strength. He always helps in times of trouble. Psalms 46:1 (NCV™)
 
From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; for You are my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me abide in Your tent forever, find refuge under the shelter of Your wings. Psalms 61:2-4 (NRSV)
 
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Psalms 62:5-7 (KJV)
 
The God who is in His holy dwelling place is the father of the fatherless and the defender of widows. God places lonely people in families. He leads prisoners out of prison into productive lives, but rebellious people must live in an unproductive land. Psalms 68:5-6 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; For comforters, but I found none… But I am in pain and distress. Let Your salvation, God, protect me. Psalms 69:20, 29 (WEB)
 
O God, be not far from me; O my God, come quickly to my help… You, who have sent great and bitter troubles on me, will give me life again, lifting me up from the deep waters of the underworld. You will make me greater than before, and give me comfort on every side. Psalms 71:12, 20-21 (BBE)
 
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalms 84:11 (KJV)
 
Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, can say to Him, "You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in You I trust"…
     God will put His angels in charge of you to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones. You will trample down lions and snakes, fierce lions and poisonous snakes.
     God says, "I will save those who love Me and will protect those who acknowledge Me as Lord. When they call to Me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will be with them. I will rescue them and honor them. I will reward them with long life; I will save them." Psalms 91:1-2, 11-16 (GNT)


Colorado River CanyonThe Lord will not abandon His people; He will not desert those who belong to Him. Psalms 94:14 (GNT)
 
My life is like the evening shadows; I am like dry grass. But You, O Lord, are King forever; all generations will remember You… He will hear His forsaken people and listen to their prayer. Psalms 102:11-12, 17 (GNT)
 
The Lord guards you from the sun. The sun cannot hurt you during the day, and the moon cannot hurt you at night. The Lord will protect you from all dangers; He will guard your life. The Lord will guard you as you come and go, both now and forever. Psalms 121:5-8 (NCV™)
 
If I walk in the thick of danger, You will preserve my life from the anger of my enemies. You will extend Your hand; Your right hand will save me. The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me. Lord, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of Your hands.  Psalms 138:7-8 (HCSB)
 
If I climb upward on the rays of the morning sun [or] land on the most distant shore of the sea where the sun sets, even there Your hand would guide me and Your right hand would hold on to me. Psalms 139:9-10 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Lord God, my strong Savior, You shield my head on the day of battle. Psalms 140:7 (HCSB)
 
Looking to my right side, I saw no man who was my friend: I had no safe place; no one had any care for my soul. I have made my cry to You, O Lord; I have said, "You are my safe place, and my heritage in the land of the living." Psalms 142:4-5 (BBE)
 
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them. The LORD preserveth all them that love Him: but all the wicked will He destroy. Psalms 145:18-20 (KJV)
 
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: The righteous run to Him, and are safe. Proverbs 18:10 (HNV)
 
God's name is a place of protection - good people can run there and be safe. Proverbs 18:10 (The Message)
 
Every Word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. Proverbs 30:5 (KJV)
 
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their work. And if one has a fall, the other will give him a hand; but unhappy is the man who is by himself, because he has no helper. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (BBE)
 
"When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. 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." Isaiah 1:15-17 (ESV)
 
Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me."
     "Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you." Isaiah 49:14-15 (NKJV)
 
"For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you," Says the Lord, your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:7-8 (NKJV)
 
"They have turned their back to Me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.'" Jeremiah 2:27 (NKJV)
 
"I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you, but you did not answer." Jeremiah 7:13 (NKJV)


Pink Ice Plant"I have forsaken My house, I have left My heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of My soul into the hand of her enemies… Then it shall be, after I have plucked them out, that I will return and have compassion on them and bring them back, everyone to his heritage and everyone to his land." Jeremiah 12:7, 15 (NKJV)
 
"I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, 'I will not hear.' This has been your manner from your youth, that you didn't obey My voice." Jeremiah 22:21 (WEB)
 
For this cause the Lord has said: "Because you have been more uncontrolled than the nations round about you, and have not been guided by My rules or kept My orders, but have kept the orders of the nations round about you;" For this cause the Lord has said: "See, I, even I, am against you; and I will be judging among you before the eyes of the nations." Ezekiel 5:7-8 (BBE)
 
"Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you: begone from me, you doers of wickedness.'" Matthew 7:23 (WNT)
 
"But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in Heaven." Matthew 10:33 (KJV)
 
"Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20 (WEB)
 
"Whoever listens to you listens to Me, and whoever rejects you rejects Me. Whoever rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me." Luke 10:16 (WEB)
 
Even in His own land and among His own people, the Jews, He was not accepted. Only a few would welcome and receive Him. But to all who received Him, He gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust Him to save them. John 1:11-12 (TLB)
 
"You do not have His Word abiding in you, because you do not believe Him whom He has sent… I have come in My Father's name, and you do not accept Me; if another comes in his own name, you will accept him." John 5:38, 43 (NRSV)
 
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of Life." John 8:12 (ESV)
 
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive Him, because it cannot see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He remains with you and is in you. When I go, you will not be left all alone; I will come back to you." John 14:16-18 (GNT)
 
"I'm leaving you well and whole. That's My parting gift to you. Peace. I don't leave you the way you're used to being left - feeling abandoned, bereft. So don't be upset. Don't be distraught." John 14:27 (The Message)
 
"Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me." John 16:32 (KJV)
 
God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (WEB)
 
Misty RiverAt my first defense no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the Message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for His heavenly Kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever. 2 Timothy 4:16-18 (NRSV)
 
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)
 
Come to the Lord, the living Stone rejected by people as worthless but chosen by God as valuable. Come as living stones, and let yourselves be used in building the spiritual temple, where you will serve as holy priests to offer spiritual and acceptable sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5 (GNT)
 
 
 
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