Now I am glad I sent [the letter to you], not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways (2 Corinthians 7:9).
GOD OF HOPE
God of Hope
Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body (Proverbs 16:24).
For you have been called to live in freedom . . . use your freedom to serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13).
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety (Proverbs 29:25).
Whatever you do, do well (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people (Colossians 3:23).
So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us (Ephesians 2:7).
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship (Psalm 19:1).
I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2).
Truly God is good . . . to those whose hearts are pure (Psalm 73:1). So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9).
The Teacher sought to find just the right words to express truths clearly (Ecclesiastes 12:10). The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking (Proverbs 15:28).
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you (Isaiah 43:2).
I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation (Philippians 4:11-12).