As we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Continue reading

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My heart pounds, my strength fails me

My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak. … Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Continue reading

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Scorn has broken my heart  and has left me helpless

I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. Continue reading

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Your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, your endurance inspired by hope

Since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. Continue reading

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These three remain: faith, hope and love; but the greatest is love

Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Continue reading

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Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power

Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” … “Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. … For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean. … But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person. Continue reading

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Jesus knew their thoughts

Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Continue reading

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Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. Continue reading

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I am with you, declares the Lord

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. … And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Continue reading

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Our citizenship is in heaven

We eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Continue reading

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