Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).
When I’m terrified
You carry me all day;
Even when I’m hurt, or trapped,
Your Spirit helps me pray.
When my world’s upturned
You are my conscious choice;
Even when the future’s bleak,
My soul will still rejoice.
When disaster strikes
You bring good from all things;
So I will offer thanks to you,
Whatever my life brings.
The Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words (Romans 8:26; NLT).
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God (Romans 8:28; NRSV).
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you (Deuteronomy 31:8; NLT).