Be encouraged, friend . . .
Here are some verses from the Bible that have been a comfort to many. As you read them, try turning them into a prayer.
Take this scripture for example: "Come unto Me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Lord, I come to You with my burdens. Please give me Your rest.
In Jesus name, Amen.
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
Let thy widows trust in me." (Jeremiah 49:11)
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)
"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)
“Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is His name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth." (Isaiah 54:4-5 NIV)
"He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing." (Deuteronomy 10:18 NKJV)
"He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds." (Psalm 147:3)
"Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds — His name is the Lord— and rejoice before Him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling." (Psalm 68:4-5 NIV)
"The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down." (Psalm 146:9 NKJV)
"The Lord tears down the proud man's house but he keeps the widow's boundaries intact." (Proverbs 15:25 NIV)
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." (James 1:27 )
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort." (2 Corinthians 1:3)
"The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." (Psalms 9:9)
"I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live." (Psalms 116:1-2)
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23:4)