The promises of the Lord are sure, silver refined in a crucible, silver purified seven times. (Psalm 12:7)
I myself will look after and tend my sheep. I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34:11, 15)
I will allure [you]; I will lead [you] into the desert and speak to [your] heart. I will espouse you to me forever: I will espouse you in right and justice, in love and in mercy. (Hosea 2:16, 21)
I will give you a new heart, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
I will restore you to health; of your wounds I will heal you, says the Lord. (Jeremiah 31:17a)
When you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the Lord, and I will change your lot. (Jeremiah 29:13b-14a)
When you pass through the water, I will be with you; in the rivers you shall not drown. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned; the flames shall not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior. (Isaiah 43:2-3a)
All mankind shall know that I, the Lord, am your savior, your redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob. (Isaiah 49:26b)
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20b)
I will never forget you. (Isaiah 49:15b)
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Sister Ann Marie Wainright
Sister Ann Marie Wainright is a Benedictine Sister of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, she worked as a CPA for many years before earning dual masters degrees in counseling and pastoral studies. Sister Ann Marie is interested how people encounter God in their daily lives and how they use their faith and spirituality in meeting difficult challenges.