Heavenly Father, we thank You that when we submit to You, You do not suppress who we are… but You free us to become who You made us to be.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Hard times may well be the plight of the righteous— they may often seem overwhelmed— but the Eternal rescues the righteous from what oppresses them.
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him. You have done foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you shall have wars.
…guard your heart in His Word.
Psalm 63:6, 8
On my bed I remember You. I think of You through the hours of the night. My soul holds on to You. Your right hand holds me up.