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A quiet moment of reflection

   Matthew 28:20: And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Encouraging Verses

 

            - When in sorrow: John 14:1-3

                                       Jesus Comforts His Disciples         

                   1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me. 2In
   
                  my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told 
                    you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare
   
                    a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also
   
                     may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going."       

            - When you have sinned: Psalm 51           

                        1 Have mercy on me, O God,
                   according to your unfailing love;
                   according to your great compassion
                   blot out my transgressions.

                  2 Wash away all my iniquity
                   and cleanse me from my sin.

                   3 For I know my transgressions,
                   and my sin is always before me.

            - When you worry: Matthew 6:25-27

                             25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or  
                   
drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important  
                   
than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds  
                  
of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your
                   heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 
           
 
                     27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[a]?

             - When you are lonely and fearful: Psalm 23

                   1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

                   2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
                   he leads me beside quiet waters,

                   3 he restores my soul.
                   He guides me in paths of righteousness
                   for his name's sake.

                   4 Even though I walk
                   through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
                   I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
                   your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

            - When you want peace and rest: Matthew 11:25-30                 

                   25At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.  27"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

                   28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

            - If you are depressed: Psalm 27

                   4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek:
                   that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
                   all the days of my life,
                   to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
                   and to seek him in his temple.

                   5 For in the day of trouble
                   he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
                   he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
                   and set me high upon a rock.

             - For understanding of Christianity: II Corinthians 5:15-19

                  15And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

                   16So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

             - For Paul's secret to happiness: Colossians 3:12-17

                   12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

                   15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one   body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitud   in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,               do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father                  through him.

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