"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.
The Lord is my portion, saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait
for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth."
~ Lamentations 3:22-27 ~
"How much strength each man hath is best proved
by occasions of adversity:
for such occasions do not make a man frail,
but show of what temper he is."
- Thomas a' Kempis -
"He who believes in God is not careful for the morrow,
but labors joyfully and with a great heart.
"For he giveth His beloved, as in sleep."
They must work and watch,
yet never be careful or anxious,
but commit all to Him,
and live in serene tranquility;
and with a quiet heart,
as one who sleeps safely and quietly."
- Martin Luther -