For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Praise to the God of All Comfort
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
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Many, LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.
The second part of verse 5 here reminds me of a reflection from long ago, where I personalized this:
Like trying to see all of the stars in the sky, were I to try and thank the LORD for all of the things that He has done for my family and me, I would be able to see some of them, but certainly not all of them. So thank you LORD — whether I can see the works of your hands in our lives or not!
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring.
As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.
19 As water reflects the face,
so one’s life reflects the heart.