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Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord...
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak... "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."... You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat: For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall.
The testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything... Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.
Psalm 27:14, Isa. 40:28-29; 41:10; 25, James 1:3-4, Hebrews 10:35-36