The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? … The Lord is … my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent people you save me. Continue reading

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Help us, Lord our God, for we rely on you

Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help. … God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. … With us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles. Continue reading

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The Lord himself goes before you

The Lord himself … will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Continue reading

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No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Continue reading

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First seek the counsel of the Lord

Seek his kingdom. … Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. … A future awaits those who seek peace. … Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. … Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Continue reading

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I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Continue reading

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You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart

Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn. … Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. … Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God. Continue reading

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Seek the Lord and live

This is what the Lord says: “Seek me and live. … Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. … I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Continue reading

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I was found by those who did not seek me

And Isaiah boldly says, “I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.Continue reading

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But God is the builder of everything

But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. … But God found fault with the people. … But God knows your hearts. … But God tests our hearts. … But God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. Continue reading

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