1 ~ Week of 12/27/2015 ~ May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ~ Week of 12/20/2015 ~ Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13 ~ Week of 12/13/2015 ~ 2 O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. 3 Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. Isaiah 33:2 ~ Week of 12/6/2015 ~ 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,
2 the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 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 40:28-31 ~ Week of 11/29/2015 ~ 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. 8 The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever do not abandon the works of your hands. Psalm 138:7-8 ~ Week of 11/22/2015 ~ 3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. Psalm 56:3-4a ~ Week of 11/15/2015 ~ Surely God is my help;
3 the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalm 54:4 ~ Week of 11/8/2015 ~ Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22 ~ Week of 11/1/2015 ~ 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 for the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 ~ Week of 10/25/2015 ~ When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed. Matthew 14:34-36 ~ Week of 10/18/15 ~ 9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. Isaiah 58:9a ~ Week of 10/11/15 ~ 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God,
4 and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:2-3 ~ Week of 10/4/15 ~ But now, this is what the Lord says he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; Isaiah 43:1-3a ~ Week of 9/27/15 ~ Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him.
5 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:6-7 ~ Week of 9/20/15 ~ 13 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. Romans 15:13 ~ Week of 9/13/15 ~ 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressionsit is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7 ~ Week of 9/6/15 ~ 4 Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; 5 guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. 6 Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Psalm 25:4-7
6 ~ Week of 8/30/15 ~ I love you, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1-3 ~ Week of 8/23/15 ~ 1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 ~ Week of 8/16/15 ~ 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 ~ Week of 8/8/15 ~ Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
7 11 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:8-11 ~ Week of 8/2/15 ~ 6 Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?" Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord. 7 You have filled my heart with greater joy then when their grain and new wine abound. 8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:6-8 ~ Week of 7/26/15 ~ Now faith is being sure of wht we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 ~ Week of 7/19/15 ~ 23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them. Matthew 4:23-24 ~ Week of 7/12/15 ~
8 1 The LORD is my light and my salvationwhom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my lifeof whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege me, My heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. 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. Psalm 27:1-5 ~ Week of 7/5/15 ~ 28 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. 31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
9 32 Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders. Psalm 107:28-32 ~ Week of 6/28/15 ~ 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; 2 O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. Psalm 130:1-2 ~ Week of 6/21/15 ~ 29 You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light. 30 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. 31 "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. 32 For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? 33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. 2 Samuel 22:29-34 ~ Week of 6/14/15 ~
10 17 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. 18 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. 19 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. 20 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. 2 Samuel 22:17-20 ~ Week of 6/7/15 ~ 2 He said: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; 3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior from violent men you save me. 4 I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies. 5 The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. 6 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. 7 In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. 2 Samuel 22:2-7
11 ~ Week of 5/31/15 ~ By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can see. Acts 3:16 ~ Week of 5/24/15 ~ The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me besides the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:1-4 ~ Week of 5/17/15 ~ 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. 77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight. Psalm 119:76-77
12 ~ Week of 5/10/15 ~ For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 ~ Week of 5/3/15 ~ The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. 40 The Lord helps them and delivers them Psalm 37:39-40a ~ Week of 4/26/15 ~ Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14 ~ Week of 4/19/15 ~ Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (Jesus speaking) ~ Week of 4/12/15 ~ and the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:10
13 ~ Week of 4/5/15 ~ We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:20b-21 ~ Week of 3/29/15 ~ When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. Matthew 8:1-3 ~ Week of 3/22/15 ~ 17 Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. 18 When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O Lord, supported me. 19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. 22 But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. Psalm 94:17-19 and 22 ~ Week of 3/15/15 ~ 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. 15 Blessed are those who have learned
14 to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness. Psalm 89:14-16 ~ Week of 3/8/15 ~ If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139:9-12 ~ Week of 3/1/15 ~ 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, Jesus, Master, have pity on us! 14 When he saw them, he said, Go, show yourselves to the priests. And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus feet and thanked him and he was a Samaritan. Luke 17:11-16 ~ Week of 2/22/15 ~ You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
15 4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:3-4 ~ Week of 2/15/15 ~ 18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. 19 Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you? 20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. Psalm 71:18-20 ~ Week of 2/8/15 ~ 14 But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. 15 My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone. 17 Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Psalm 71:14-17
16 ~ Week of 2/1/15 ~ 4 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "Let God be exalted!" 5 Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay. Psalm 70:4-5 ~ Week of 1/25/15 ~ 4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. 5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. 7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:4-5, 7 ~ Week of 1/18/15 ~ 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, 2 that your ways may be know on earth, your salvation among all nations. 3 May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you.
17 Psalm 67:1-3 ~ Week of 1/11/15 ~ But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God. Psalm 59:16-17 ~ Week of 1/4/15 ~ 22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant. 23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:22-25