2 Corinthians 12:9-10 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 about my weaknesses,
so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults,
in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9; 16-17 “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. Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
1 Peter 5:7 cast all our cares on God BECAUSE He cares for us.
Matthew 7:9-11 Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf,
will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!”
Psalm 42:11 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!
Ephesians 1:4-7a “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and
blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ,
in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace,
which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.”
Philippians 4:6-8 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends
all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent
or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Ephesians 2:4;10 because of His great love with which He loves me… For we are God’s masterpiece.
He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Psalm 31:19-20, 23-24 How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you.
You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them.
You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues. Love the Lord, all you godly ones!
For the Lord protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes the arrogant.
So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!
Psalm 37:7 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;
Matthew 6:25 & 34 For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life,
as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? So do not worry about tomorrow;
for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Mark 13:11 When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say,
but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.