Rely on the Lord! Be strong and confident! Rely on the Lord!
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is an eternal God, the creator of the whole earth. He does not get tired or weary;… He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Don’t be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you – yes, I help you – yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!—You are a protector for the poor, a protector for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm, a shade from the heat. Though the breath of tyrants is like a winter rainstorm.
The testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything.
So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward. For you need endurance in order to do God’s will and so receive what is promised.
[Isa 40:28-29, Isa 41:10, Isa 25:4, Jas 1:3-4, Heb 10:35-36]
~ Samuel Bagster ~