"I cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me! When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted. I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help. You don’t let me sleep. I am too distressed even to pray!" Psalm 77: 1-4 (NLT)
"Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again be kind to me? Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion?" Psalm 77:7-9 (NLT)
And I said, “This is my fate; the Most High has turned his hand against me.” Psalm 77:10 (NLT)
"But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago." Psalm 77:11 (NLT)
“Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.” Romans 15:4 (NLT)
"They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works. O God, your ways are holy. Is there any god as mighty as you? You are the God of great wonders!" Psalm 77: 12 – 14 (NLT)
"They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works." Psalm 77:12 (NLT)
"Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters — a pathway no one knew was there!" Psalm77:19 (NLT)
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8 (NLT)
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NLT)
“We see people as “bigger” that is more powerful and significant than God and out of the fear that creates in us, we give other people the power and right to tell us what to feel, think, and do. All experiences of the fear of man share at least one common feature: people are big. They have grown to idolatrous proportions in our lives. They control us…whenever people are big, God is not.”
Edward T Welch | When People are Big and God is Small
“All this trying leads up to the vital moment at which you turn to God and say, "You must do this. I can't." Do not, I implore you, start asking yourselves, "Have I reached that moment?" Do not sit down and start watching your own mind to see if it is coming along. That puts a man quite on the wrong track. When the most important things in our life happen we quite often do not know, at the moment, what is going on.
CS Lewis | Mere Christianity
"The disease of self runs through my blood. It’s a cancer to my soul. Every attempt on my behalf has failed. To bring this sickness under control. Tell me, What’s going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior. This only serves to confirm my suspicions. That I’m still a man in need of a savior."
DC Talk “In The Light”