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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Promises About Joyful People

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.   Psalm 126:3

Though you have not seen Christ, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.   1 Peter 1:8-9

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Promises About God's Strength

I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.  Deuteronomy 33:27

To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!  Amen  Jude 24-25

The Lord gives strength to his people.  Psalm 29:11

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Promises About Perspective

The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.   1 Samuel 16:7

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!  "Who has known the mind of the Lord?  Or who has been his counselor?"  "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"  For from him and through him and to him are all things.  To him be the glory forever!  Amen.  Romans 11:33-36

Where then does wisdom come from?  Where does understanding dwell?  It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air. ...God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells.  Job 28:20-21,23

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Promises About Aging

The unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit...is of great worth in God's sight.  1 Peter 3:4

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.  They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, "The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him."  Psalm 92:12-15

Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.  Proverbs 16:31

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Promises About Happiness

Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise.  James 5:13

To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.  Ecclesiastes 2:26

May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.   Psalm 68:3

The happiest heart that ever beat was in some quiet breast that found the common daylight sweet, and left to Heaven the rest.    John Vance Cheney