Shout for joy, O heaven; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
For I am honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength.
See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.
I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.
Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name.
In the shadow of his hand he hid me.
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.
I, even I, am he who comforts you.
But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.
From Isaiah 48-50 NIV this morning.
God's word never fails to encourage. His promises are enough.