“Be strong … and work; for I am with
you,” says the Lord of hosts.
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. § I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. § [Be] strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. § The joy of the Lord is your strength.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Let your hands be strong, you who have been hearing in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets.” § Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear!” § The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours.”
If God is for us, who can be against us? § Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.
Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. § Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hag. 2:4; John 15:5; Phil. 4:13; Eph. 6:10; Neh. 8:10; Zech. 8:9;
Isa. 35:3–4; Judg. 6:14; Rom. 8:31; 2 Cor. 4:1; Gal. 6:9; 1 Cor. 15:57
The darkness shall not hide from You.
For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps. There is no darkness nor shadow of death where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. § “Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?”
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night … nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. § He who keeps you will not slumber … The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me.
Ps. 139:12; Job 34:21–22; Jer. 23:24; Ps. 91:5–6, 9–10; 121:3, 5–7; 23:4