Monday, January 2, 2012


The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
    He delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
- Psalm 34:17-18

Though you have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
you will restore my life again...
My lips will shout for joy
    when I sing praise to you -
I, whom you have redeemed.
- Psalm 71:20, 23

And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ,
after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you
and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen!
- 1 Peter 5:10-11