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Words of Encouragement
And He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth,
Visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-
All things have been created by Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Colossians 1: 15-17
Jesus said to him,
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life;
No one comes to the Father,
But through Me."
John 14: 6
You shall be holy, for I am holy
I Peter 1: 16
There is therefore now no condemnation  
for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1
The sum of Thy word is truth,
And every one of Thy righteous ordinances is everlasting.
Psalm 119:160
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty;
He will save,
He will rejoice over thee with joy;
He will rest in His love,
He will joy over thee with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17
Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10
I will be with you; I will not forsake you.
Joshua 1:5b
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous!
Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord
Your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9
The unfolding of Thy words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.
Psalm 119:130
Rejoice in the Lord always;  
Again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men.
The Lord is near.
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 comprehension,  
Will guard your hearts and your minds
In Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-7
The law of the Lord is perfect,
restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right
rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure
enlightening the eyes.
Psalm 19:7-8
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial;
For once he has been approved,
He will receive the crown of life,
Which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1: 12
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and
righteous to forgive us our sins and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1: 9
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Psalm 141:3
See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we
should be called children of God; and such we are.
1 John 3:1a

And every one who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself,
just as He is pure.
1 John 3: 3

Let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
1 John 3: 18
Let the words of my mouth  and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14
In this is love, not that we loved God,
but that He loved us and sent His Son to
be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved,
if God so loved us,  we also ought to
love one another.
I John 4: 10-11
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Now to Him who is able  
To keep you from stumbling,
And to make you stand  
In the presence of His glory
Blameless with great joy,
To the only God our Savior,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Be glory, majesty, dominion  and authority,
Before all time and now and forever.
Jude 24-25
Make me know Thy ways, O Lord;
Teach me Thy paths.
Lead me in Thy truth and teach me,
For Thou art the God of my salvation.
For Thee I wait all the day.
Psalm 25:4-5
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so,
I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
And receive you to Myself; that where I am, you may be also.
John 14:1-3
Wait for the Lord;
Be strong, and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14
Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psalm 37:4-5
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Psalm 56: 3-4
The Lord is my strength and shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psalm 28:7
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
Rejoice always;
Pray without ceasing;
In everything give thanks;
For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord;
And He delights in his way.
When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong;
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Psalm 37:23-24
As the deer longs for the water brooks,
So my soul longs for Thee, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;
When shall I come and see the face of God?
Psalm 42: 1-2
Let me hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in Thee; teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to Thee I lift up my soul.
Psalm 143:8
I will guard my ways,
That I may not sin with my tongue.
Psalm 39:1a
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46: 1
This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
The Lord's lovingkindnesses
Indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:21-23
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud
Of witnesses surrounding us,
Let us also lay aside every encumbrance,
And the sin which so easily entangles us,
And let us run with endurance the race  
That is set before us,  
Fixing our eyes on Jesus,
The author and perfector of faith,
Who for the joy set before Him  
Endured the cross,
Despising the shame,  
And has sat down at the right hand  
Of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2
For the eyes of the Lord  move to and fro throughout the
earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is
completely His.
II Chronicles 16: 9a
If... My people who are called by My name humble
themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from
their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven,  will
forgive their sins, and will heal their land.
II Chronicles 7: 14
Have this attitude in yourselves
Which was also in Christ Jesus,
Who, although He existed in the form of God,
Did not regard equality with God  a thing to be grasped,
But emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant,
And being made in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance  as a man,
He humbled himself  by becoming obedient  
To the point of death,even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly  exalted Him,
And bestowed on Him the name  
Which is above every name,
That at the name of Jesus  
Every knee should bow,
Of those who are in heaven,
And on earth, and under the earth,
And that every tongue should confess
That Jesus Christ is Lord,
To the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2: 5-11  
The Lord is gracious and merciful;
Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.
The Lord is good to all,
And His mercies are over all His works.
All Thy works shall give thanks to thee, O Lord,
And Thy godly ones shall bless Thee.
Psalm 145:8-10
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and
protect you from the evil one.
II Thessalonians 3:3

And may the Lord direct your hearts  into the love
of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
II Thessalonians 3:5
Consider it all joy, my brethren,  when you encounter
various trials; knowing that the testing of your faith
produces endurance. And let endurance have its
perfect result,  that you may be perfect  and
complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:2

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,
who gives to all men generously and without
reproach, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen
and protect you from the evil one.  
II Thessalonians 3:3

And may the Lord direct your hearts  into the love
of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
II Thessalonians 3:5
All Scripture is inspired by God
And profitable for teaching,
For reproof, for correction,
For training in righteousness;
So that the man of God may be adequate,
Equipped for every  good work.
II Timothy 3: 16-17
And He said to me,
" My grace is sufficient for you,
for power is perfected in weakness."
II Corinthians 12: 9a
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ
Himself and God our Father,
Who has loved us and given us eternal
Comfort and good hope by grace,
Comfort and strengthen your hearts
In every good  work and word.
II Thessalonians 2: 16-17
Be diligent to present yourself approved to
God as a workman who does not need to
be ashamed, handling accurately the word
of truth.
II Timothy 2: 15
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity,
but of power and love and sound judgement
II Timothy 1: 7
...but I am not ashamed; for I know whom
I have believed and I am convinced that He
is able to guard what I have entrusted to
Him until that day.
II Timothy 1:12b
And my God will supply all your needs according
to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19   
"For this reason I say to you, do not be
anxious for your life, as to what you shall
eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your
body , as to what you shall put on. Is not
life more than food, and the body than
clothing? Look at he birds of the air, that
they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor
gather into barns; and yet your heavenly
Father feeds them. Are you not worth
much more than they? And which of you
by being anxious can add a single cubit to
his life span? And why are you anxious
about clothing? Observe how the lilies of
the field grow; they do not toil nor do they
spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in
all his glory did not clothe himself like one
of these. But seek first His  kingdom and
His righteousness; and all these things shall
be added unto you."   
Matthew 6:25-29
Blessed are the poor in spirit,     
for theirs is the kingdom of  
Blessed are those who mourn,   
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the humble,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger    
and thirst for righteousness,     
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,     
for they shall see God.  
Blessed are the peacemakers,     
for they shall be called sons of  
Blessed are those who have       
been persecuted for the sake    
of righteousness,  for theirs is  
the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:3-11
... As those who have been chosen of God,  holy and beloved,
Put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other,   
Whoever has a complaint against anyone;  
Just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,  
To which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you,  
With all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another
With psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
Singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,  
Giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Colossians 3: 12-17
The Lord bless you, and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26
For I am confident of this very thing, that
He who began a good work in you will
perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6
And be kind to one another,  
Forgiving each other,  
Just as God in Christ
Also has forgiven you
Ephesians 4:32
Commit your works to the Lord,
And your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3
But the fruit of the spirit is love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5: 22-23
For by grace  
You have been saved through faith;
And that not of yourselves,  
It is the gift of God;
Not as a result of works,  
That no one should boast.
For we are His workmanship,  
Created in Christ Jesus for good works,
Which God prepared beforehand
That we should walk in them
Ephesians 2:8-10
Shout joyfully to the Lord,  all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him  with joyful singing.
Know that the Lord He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people  and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him; Bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting,
And His faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100
For I am convinced  that neither death,
Nor life,  nor angels, nor principalities,  
Nor things present,  nor things to come,
Nor powers,  nor height, nor depth,  
Nor any other created thing,
Will be able to separate us  
From the love of God,
Which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39
And we know that God causes all things to
work     together for good  to those who love God,
To those who are called  according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
II Corinthians 9: 15
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
the conviction of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for
he who comes to God must believe that He is, and
that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Hebrews 11: 6
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And this is His Name by which He will be
called, the Lord
our righteousness.
Jrermiah 23: 6b
The Lord your God is in your midst,
A Warrior Who saves,
He will exult over you with joy,
He will renew you in His love,
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
Zephaniah 3: 17
But you are a chosen race, a royal
priesthood, a holy nation, a people
for God's own possession, that you
may proclaim the excellencies of
Him Who has called you out of
darkness into His marvelous light.
I Peter 2: 9
For He delivered us from the authority of
darkness and transferred us to the kingdom
of the Son of His love, in whom we have
redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1: 13-14