3 John 1:4 (NIV) - I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) - Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Public Reading of the Law
Joshua 1:9 (NIV) - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Psalm 27:14 (NIV) - Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 34:4 (NIV) - I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 46:10 (NIV) - He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 55:22 (NIV) - Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Psalm 119:49 (NIV) - Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
Proverbs 23:13 (NIV) - Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) - Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) - but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) - So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 43:5-6 (NIV) “Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 45:3 (NIV) - I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 (NIV) - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
Jeremiah 31:16-17 (NIV) - This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. “They will return from the land of the enemy. So there is hope for your descendants,” declares the Lord. “Your children will return to their own land.
Lamentations 2:19 (NIV) - Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at every street corner.
Lamentations 3:22-26 (NIV) - Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. I say to myself ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”
Matthew 11:28 (NIV) - “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Luke 1:37 (NIV) - For no word from God will ever fail.”
Luke 19:10 (NIV) - For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 15:24 (NIV) - For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
John 9:3 (NIV) - “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
Acts 17:27 (NIV) - God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
Romans 5:3-5 (NIV) - 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.
Romans 8:24 (NIV) - For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
Romans 8:28 (NIV) - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:31 (NIV) - What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:38-39 (NIV) - For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 15:13 (NIV) - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul the Minister to the Gentiles
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV) - No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. Idol Feasts and the Lord’s Supper
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV) - Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NIV) - Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—
Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV) - Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Philippians 1:6 (NIV) - being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) - Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:13 (NIV) - I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) - For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Hebrews 12:11 (NIV) - No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
James 1:2-4 (NIV) - Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.