Hope Amidst Sorrow

I’m currently working writing an eBook that addresses the topic of sorrow. In doing research, I kept finding information on grief and depression – not quite the kind of sorrow I’m looking for. Then I realized – I need to be looking for information about hope! Someone who is full of sorrow is waiting for better times.

I want to share some of the Scripture I found. It’s pretty awesome!

They have planned only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah

My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
For my hope is from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
My refuge; I will not be shaken.
– Psalm 62:4-6

Out of the depths I have cried to You, Lord.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the sound of my pleadings.
If You, Lord, were to keep account of guilty deeds,
Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You,
So that You may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And I wait for His word.
My soul waits in hope for the Lord
More than the watchmen for the morning;
Yes, more than the watchmen for the morning.
Israel, wait for the Lord;
For with the Lord there is mercy,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
– Psalm 130:1-7

The fear of the Lord prolongs life,
But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
The hope of the righteous is gladness,
But the expectation of the wicked perishes.
The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the upright,
But ruin to the workers of injustice.
– Proverbs 10:27-29

Wealth obtained from nothing dwindles,
But one who gathers by labor increases it.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
One who despises the word will do badly,
But one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

– Proverbs 13:11-13

Have a blessed evening!

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