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"May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13 (NIV)
"Recovery is based upon the empowerment of the survivor and the creation of new connections. Recovery can take place only within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation." Judith Lewis Herman M.D.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." -Joshua 1:9
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness amd self-control." - Gal. 5: 22, 23
"Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, You will restore my life again; From the depths of the earth, you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again." Psalm 71:20-21 (NIV)
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" Ecclesiastes 4:5 (NIV)
………. God has said, "Never will I leave you never will I forsake you’." Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
"…. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy And to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 (NIV)
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in; I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12 (NIV)
"Keep loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:1-2 (NIV)
"Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2 (NIV)
"Speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves, for the rights for those who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31 8-9 (NIV)
"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, The justice of your cause like the noonday sun." Psalm 37:5-6 (NIV)
"You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry …" Psalm 10:17 (NIV)
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging." Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV)
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." I Peter 5:7 (NIV)
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:27 (NIV)
*Psalm 91 - (envisions God's protection and care)
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." I John 3:17-18 (NIV)
"We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us the command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother." I John 4:19-21 (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 (NIV)
"Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." Isaiah 1:17 (NIV)
"Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5 (The New Revised Standard Version)
"(Jesus speaking) ‘But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy not sacrifice." Matthew 9:13 (NIV)
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