cling to God’s great and precious promises.
He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Indeed, none who wait for You shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour.
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17