There are secret things that belong to the LORD our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our descendants forever, so that we may obey these words of the law.
Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD,
for our hope is in you alone.
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
I weep with grief; encourage me by your word. Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your law. I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your laws. I cling to your decrees. LORD, don't let me be put to shame! If you will help me, I will run to follow your commands.
He heals the brokenhearted. And binds up their wounds.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For the Lord does not abandon anyone forever. Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion according to the greatness of his unfailing love. For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.
In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father's will that even one of these little ones should perish.
These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace, in the world ye shall have tribulation, but take courage--I have overcome the world.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So in life and in death, we belong to the Lord.