Godly Comfort & Encouragement

I know of several who are hurting reading this today.  When I am hurting, I like to turn to God's Word for comfort and encouragement.  Here are a few:

Comfort

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. ” - Matthew 11:28

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”  Psalm 147:3

"He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety" - Job 5:11
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18

"Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God" - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us" - Romans 8:18

Encouragement

"Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me"  - Psalm 23:4

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" - Isaiah 41:10

"I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world" - John 16:33

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline" 2 Timothy 1:7

"Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you.  He will not permit the godly to slip and fall" Psalm 55:22

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” - Joshua 1:9