Without relationship with God as your Father,

your hope is as closely bound together with

others’ free will

as it is to your own free will.

 
 
 
On this page, we’ll show how others’ wrong choices against you in your past have significantly impacted your hopes today.
 
Then, through God’s Word, you will discover the hope — and very real Truth — of Father God’s healing.  Much of this healing comes through relationship with Him as your Father.
 
As you are healed, you ― along with your hopes, thoughts, understanding, intentions and desires ― will be restored, renewed, refreshed, replenished, rejuvenated, and reinvigorated!
 
Once Father God has healed you, you will so overflow with hope for your future that you will not simply move toward your destiny, you will enthusiastically and zealously run toward your destiny.
 
 
 
If you happen to know anyone else who calls God their Father, they have probably told you that the verses in these sections were true for them: He Hears, He Sees, He Responds.
 
As God responded to each individual’s prayers, whether spoken or unspoken, He did so in His compassion and loving-kindness, yet with His wisdom.
 
That God sees and hears is not so surprising as another truth ― He knows the experiences from your past that cause you to cry for help today.
 
Because He knows all things, He knows your hopes, thoughts, longings.
 
He knows the desires of your heart.
 

 
How long has God known you?
 
Only God knows, but most scholars agree that He exists outside of Time and Eternity. Some assert that He sees your past, present, and future simultaneously.
 
One thing we know for sure.
 
At the same time He is coordinating all the logistics of all the souls that have ever existed within eternity, He is simultaneously looking you in your eyes and communing with your heart, giving you His full attention.
 
As He does all this for all these individuals, He initiates all good things on their behalf, generously lavishes them all with His Pure Love, His Grace and Kindness, His Compassion, and His True Riches. He loves each of them — individually — throughout eternity.
 
Take a moment to think about that.
 

 
If you have read the section called He Created You, you saw this verse:
 
Ephesians 1:4-5
    4 Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.
    5 For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent]—

 
Because of this truth that He has known you since before the foundation of the world, it is also true that He knew the circumstances concerning your birth, your childhood, and everything that happened to you as you were growing up.
 
As it regards the opening sentence, He witnessed every free-will choice of another human being which impacted you, and He protected you before, during, and after their wrong use of free will.
 
 

Though we won’t go into the story here, there is a perfect illustration of how others’ free will causes absolute lack of hope, and how God completely restores hope.
 
You will find the full story in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, chapters 37 through 50.
 
Starting with Genesis 37, a 17-year-old man, Joseph, tells his brothers his dream.
 
Genesis 37:4-8
    4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved [Joseph] more than all of his brothers, they hated him and could not say, Peace [in friendly greeting] to him or speak peaceably to him.
    5 Now Joseph had a dream and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him still more.
    6 And he said to them, Listen now and hear, I pray you, this dream that I have dreamed:
    7 We [brothers] were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright, and behold, your sheaves stood round about my sheaf and bowed down!
    8 His brothers said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us? Or are you going to have us as your subjects and dominate us? And they hated him all the more for his dreams and for what he said.
 

The brothers decide to kill Joseph, and God intervenes:
 
Genesis 37:14-36
    14 And [Jacob] said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether everything is all right with your brothers and with the flock; then come back and bring me word. So he sent him out of the Hebron Valley, and he came to Shechem.
    15 And a certain man found him, and behold, he had lost his way and was wandering in the open country. The man asked him, What are you trying to find?
    16 And he said, I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, I pray you, where they are pasturing our flocks.
    17 But the man said, [They were here, but] they have gone. I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
    18 And when they saw him far off, even before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him.
    19 And they said one to another, See, here comes this dreamer and master of dreams.
    20 So come on now, let us kill him and throw his body into some pit; then we will say [to our father], Some wild and ferocious animal has devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams!
    21 Now Reuben heard it and he delivered him out of their hands by saying, Let us not kill him.
    22 And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit or well that is out here in the wilderness and lay no hand on him. He was trying to get Joseph out of their hands in order to rescue him and deliver him again to his father.
    23 When Joseph had come to his brothers, they stripped him of his [distinctive] long garment which he was wearing;
    24 Then they took him and cast him into the [well-like] pit which was empty; there was no water in it.
    25 Then they sat down to eat their lunch. When they looked up, behold, they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites [mixed Arabians] coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum [of the styrax tree], balm (balsam), and myrrh or ladanum, going on their way to carry them down to Egypt.
    26 And Judah said to his brothers, What do we gain if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
    27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites [and Midianites, these mixed Arabians who are approaching], and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brothers consented.
    28 Then as the Midianite [and Ishmaelite] merchants were passing by, the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the well. And they sold him for twenty pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took Joseph [captive] into Egypt.
    29 Then Reuben [who had not been there when the brothers plotted to sell the lad] returned to the pit; and behold, Joseph was not in the pit, and he rent his clothes.
    30 He rejoined his brothers and said, The boy is not there! And I, where shall I go [to hide from my father]?
    31 Then they took Joseph’s [distinctive] long garment, killed a young goat, and dipped the garment in the blood;
    32 And they sent the garment to their father, saying, We have found this! Examine and decide whether it is your son’s tunic or not.
    33 He said, My son’s long garment! An evil [wild] beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
    34 And Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourned many days for his son.
    35 And all his sons and daughters attempted to console him, but he refused to be comforted and said, I will go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) to my son mourning. And his father wept for him.
    36 And the Midianites [and Ishmaelites] sold [Joseph] in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and the captain and chief executioner of the [royal] guard.
 

Joseph is sold into slavery and experiences the depths of despair and betrayal. During this time, God helped Joseph to mature into a man of integrity.
 
It’s important to note that even though Joseph believed in God, Joseph still had trials in his life. Though God did not cause Joseph’s trials ― others’ use of their free will caused his trials ― God worked all things together for Joseph’s, and others’, greatest good:
 
Romans 8:28
    28 We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
 

In God’s perfect timing, God gave Joseph such favor that he was taken from prison and, over time, became the second most powerful man in Egypt, second only to Pharaoh.
 
Genesis 41:39-44
    39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as [your] God has shown you all this, there is nobody as intelligent and discreet and understanding and wise as you are.
    40 You shall have charge over my house, and all my people shall be governed according to your word [with reverence, submission, and obedience]. Only in matters of the throne will I be greater than you are.
    41 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.
    42 And Pharaoh took off his [signet] ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in [official] vestments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck;
    43 He made him to ride in the second chariot which he had, and [officials] cried before him, Bow the knee! And he set him over all the land of Egypt.
    44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
 

In a very significant moment, God causes Joseph’s brothers to bow down to him in terror, and Joseph had the choice whether or not to kill the same brothers who had intended to kill him so many years before.
 
Instead, Joseph says, “You meant evil against me, but God turned your actions against me into good which will benefit thousands of people.”
 
Genesis 50:18-21
    18 Then his brothers went and fell down before him, saying, See, we are your servants (your slaves)!
    19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not; for am I in the place of God? [Vengeance is His, not mine.]
    20 As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day.
    21 Now therefore, do not be afraid. I will provide for and support you and your little ones. And he comforted them [imparting cheer, hope, strength] and spoke to their hearts [kindly].
 

With this story in mind, let’s expand on the opening statement as it applies to you:
 
Without relationship with God as your Father, your hope is as closely bound together with others’ free will as it is to your own free will.
 

 
Once you have invited God into your heart to take His rightful place as your Father, your free will will be severed from others’ free will and will be joined eternity to His will for you. As your loving Father, His will for you is to transform you and promote you, taking you from glory to glory and excellence to excellence.
 
2 Corinthians 3:18
    18 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

 
From your birth until today, God your Father knows each time someone harmed you and caused you to mourn any loss.
 
Here is how the Amplified Bible expands on what God will do for you:
 
“To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn, to give them an ornament (a garland or crown) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit — that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
 
God your Father stored your sorrow and your tears, and He kept perfectly meticulous, detailed records so that what was stolen from you would be restored.  
 
Exodus 22:7
    7 If a man delivers to his neighbor money or goods to keep and it is stolen out of the neighbor’s house, then, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.
 
Exodus 22:9
    9 For every unlawful deed, whether it concerns ox, donkey, sheep, clothing, or any lost thing at all, which another identifies as his, the cause of both parties shall come before God [the judges]. Whomever [they] shall condemn shall pay his neighbor double.
 
Isaiah 61:7
    7 Instead of your [former] shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double [what they had forfeited]; everlasting joy shall be theirs.
 
Zechariah 9:12
    12 Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you.



 
As it regards hope, here is your Father God’s will for you:
 
Romans 15:13
 May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

 
 

Let’s turn now from others’ free will to your free will.
 
In the context of relationship with each of us, individually, Father God has given each of us the freedom, the choice, whether or not to love Him in response to His love.
 
Not everyone responds to God’s love the same way that John mentions in First John 4:
 
1 John 4:19
    19 We love Him, because He first loved us.
 

Each of us individually can choose relationship with Him, or we can reject Him.
 
How we respond to relationship with Him is our choice, and Father God honors His gift to us of individual free will.
 
Father God gives us plenty of time and opportunities to consider this relationship with Him.
 
Because He is Love, because Love is the foundation of all He does, because Love is the essence of Who He is, and because Love is the motivating force behind all of His thoughts and actions, He gives us a full lifetime to make billions upon billions of minute-by-minute-by-minute choices.
 
1 Corinthians 13:4-13
    4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
    5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
    6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
    7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
    8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
    9 For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
    10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).
    11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
    12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].
    13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
 

Even though Jesus left nothing undone as far as His triumph over satan, sin, sickness, and death, our free will remains ours.
 
Because He is our loving Father Who wants only the best for us, when we use our free will to make choices which He knows will hurt us and others, He grieves.
 
Think of it! The One Who Spoke And Created All Things has allowed Himself to be made vulnerable — even to be grieved — by our choices!
 
Let’s be clear, though, about Father God’s grief.
 
The vulnerability of God is not that, knowing all things, He is hurt as each person rejects Him day after day after day. Remember what Isaiah 55:8-9 says:
 
Isaiah 55:8-9
    8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.
    9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.

 
As we discussed earlier, He knows each of our individual past, present, and futures ― and, far more important, our individual, eternal futures.
 
When Father God grieves, He doesn’t grieve for Himself. He grieves for us.
 
He knows that our “free” will can cost us everything. Everything. Eternally.
 
He responds:
 
Jeremiah 29:11
    11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.


 
 
Once you have accepted the Truth of what Jesus accomplished for you, Jesus restores you to our rightful relationship with Father God in many areas. Principal among these is your ability to feel welcomed and loved by Pure Love Himself.
 
Whether or not you were welcomed to life and loved by your human parents, you will be restored to the Father-Child relationship with God — His Heart to yours — which He has desired since the foundations of the world .
 
Within this relationship with God as your Father, you will experience a vibrant life, a thriving life, a life overflowing with all His true riches, and you will experience them forever.
 
Father God and Holy Spirit work together now, to restore you to your rightful relationship with Him, and this has been made perfectly possible because of the shed blood of Jesus.
 
If you are not sure what Jesus’ sacrifice of His Blood for you accomplished, please go to the sections Jesus’ Mission, Jesus’ Sacrifice, Jesus’ Exchanges, and Jesus’ Triumph.
 
 
 
Hope that you can transform from once-persecuted victim to eternally-triumphant victor is waiting here, right now.
 
At the bottom of this page is a link to “Prayer To Invite God Into Your Heart.” If you use your free will to pray this prayer, your one choice will make all the difference for you.
 
Eternally.
 

 
The One Who names Himself your Father is your hope.
 
Ephesians 1:18
    18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),
 
Romans 5:2
    2 Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
 
Titus 3:7
    7 [And He did it in order] that we might be justified by His grace (by His favor, wholly undeserved), [that we might be acknowledged and counted as conformed to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action], and that we might become heirs of eternal life according to [our] hope.
 
Micah 7:7
    7 But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
 
Acts 2:26
    26 Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection].

 
 
 
One of God’s many Names is Healer.
 
Because He names Himself your Father, and because He is eternally good and has initiated and reserved all good things for you, He is pleased to heal your mind, body, soul, spirit, heart, will, and emotions.
 
All you need do is ask. Upon asking, you will realize:
 
Ephesians 3:20
    20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—

 
 
 
The more you spend time with God your Father, the more your thoughts will align with His.
 
Following are verses from God’s Word, the Bible, that have to do with thoughts, plans, motives, intentions, hopes, and desires ― yours, others’ and His.

Alternate Text
 
Your Father God demonstrates His responses to your thoughts:
 
Exodus 23:22
    22But if you will indeed listen to and obey My voice and all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
 
Exodus 34:6
    6And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord! the Lord! a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness and truth,
 
Leviticus 26:9
    9For I will be leaning toward you with favor and regard for you, rendering you fruitful, multiplying you, and establishing and ratifying My covenant with you.
 
Numbers 11:23
    23The Lord said to Moses, Has the Lord's hand (His ability and power) become short (thwarted and inadequate)? You shall see now whether My word shall come to pass for you or not.
 
Deuteronomy 3:22
    22You shall not fear them, for the Lord your God shall fight for you.
 
Deuteronomy 5:10
    10And showing mercy and steadfast love to thousands and to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.
 
Psalm 12:5
    5Now will I arise, says the Lord, because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy; I will set him in safety and in the salvation for which he longs [pants].
 
Psalm 33:6-9
    6By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all their host by the breath of His mouth.
    7He gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; He puts the deeps in storage places.
    8Let all the earth fear the Lord [respect and worship Him]; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
    9For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
 
Psalm 46:10
    10Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I AM God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!
 
Isaiah 14:24
    24The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought and planned, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand—
 
Isaiah 40:28-31
    28Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.
    29He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].
    30Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;
    31But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
 
Isaiah 41:4
    4Who has prepared and done this, calling forth and guiding the destinies of the generations [of the nations] from the beginning? I, the Lord--the first [existing before history began] and with the last [an ever-present, unchanging God]--I AM He.
 
Isaiah 44:24
    24Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and He Who formed you from the womb: I AM the Lord, Who made all things, Who alone stretched out the heavens, Who spread out the earth by Myself [who was with Me]?
 
Isaiah 45:2
    2I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight]; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.
 
 Isaiah 45:12
    12I made the earth and created man upon it. I, with My hands, stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.
 
Isaiah 46:4
    4Even to your old age I AM He, and even to hair white with age will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry and will save you.
 
Isaiah 49:15-16
    15[And the Lord answered] Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.
    16Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.
 
Isaiah 49:24-25
    24Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives of the just be delivered?
    25For thus says the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the prey of the terrible will be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will give safety to your children and ease them.
 
Isaiah 52:6
    6Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I AM He who speaks; behold, I AM!
 
Isaiah 54: 10
    10For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.
 
Isaiah 54:17
    17But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.
 
Isaiah 55:8-11
    8For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.
    9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
    10For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
    11So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
 
Isaiah 58:8-11
    8Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
    9Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I AM. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking,
    10And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday.
    11And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.
 
Isaiah 59:21
    21As for Me, this is My covenant with them, says the Lord: My Spirit, Who is upon you [and Who writes the law of God inwardly on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your [true, spiritual] children, or out of the mouths of your children's children, says the Lord, from henceforth and forever.
 
Isaiah 60:17
   17Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver; and instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. [Instead of the tyranny of the present] I will appoint peace as your officers and righteousness as your taskmasters.
 
Isaiah 60:19-20
    19The sun shall no more be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you, but the Lord shall be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory and your beauty.
    20Your sun shall no more go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
 
Isaiah 66:9
    9Shall I bring to the [moment of] birth and not cause to bring forth? says the Lord. Shall I Who causes to bring forth shut the womb? says your God.
 
Jeremiah 1:12
    12Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I AM alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
 
Jeremiah 9:23-24
    23Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;
    24But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I AM the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.
 
Jeremiah 23:4
    4And I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them. And they will fear no more nor be dismayed, neither will any be missing or lost, says the Lord.
 
Jeremiah 23:23-24
    23Am I a God at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off?
    24Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.
 
Jeremiah 24:6-7
    6For I will set My eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land; and I will build them up and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up.
    7And I will give them a heart to know (recognize, understand, and be acquainted with) Me, that I AM the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.
 
Jeremiah 29:11
    11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
 
Jeremiah 31:3
    3The Lord appeared from of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.
 
Jeremiah 31:25
    25For I will [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I will replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.
 
Jeremiah 32:27
    27Behold, I AM the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too hard for Me?
 
Jeremiah 32:38-41
    38And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
    39And I will give them one heart and one way, that they may [reverently] fear Me forever for the good of themselves and of their children after them.
    40And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will not turn away from following them to do them good, and I will put My [reverential] fear in their hearts, so that they will not depart from Me.
    41Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly and in truth with My whole heart and with My whole being.
 
Ezekiel 12:28
    28Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: There shall none of My words be deferred any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be performed, says the Lord God.
 
Ezekiel 16:9-14
     9Then I washed you with water; yes, I thoroughly washed away your [clinging] blood from you and I anointed you with oil.
    10I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with [fine seal] leather; and I girded you about with fine linen and covered you with silk.
    11I decked you also with ornaments and I put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck.
    12And I put a ring on your nostril and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown upon your head!
    13Thus you were decked with gold and silver, and your raiment was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth; you ate fine flour and honey and oil. And you were exceedingly beautiful and you prospered into royal estate.
    14And your renown went forth among the nations for your beauty, for it was perfect through My majesty and splendor which I had put upon you, says the Lord God.
 
Ezekiel 34:11-12
    11For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I Myself, will search for My sheep and will seek them out.
    12As a shepherd seeks out his sheep in the day that he is among his flock that are scattered, so will I seek out My sheep; and I will rescue them out of all places where they have been scattered in the day of clouds and thick darkness.
 
Ezekiel 34:15
    15I will feed My sheep and I will cause them to lie down [to rest], says the Lord God.
 
Ezekiel 34:25-29
    25And I will confirm with them a covenant of peace and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land, and [My people] shall dwell safely in the wilderness, desert, or pastureland and sleep [confidently] in the woods.
    26And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing, and I will cause the showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing [of good insured by God's favor].
    27And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit and the earth shall yield its increase; and [My people] shall be secure in their land, and they shall be confident and know (understand and realize) that I AM the Lord, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them out of the hand of those who made slaves of them.
    28And they shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the earth devour them, but they shall dwell safely and none shall make them afraid [in the day of the Messiah's reign]
    29And I will raise up for them a planting of crops for renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land nor bear the reproach of the nations any longer.
 
Hosea 2:14
    14Therefore, behold, I will allure her and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak tenderly and to her heart.


Hosea 2:19-20
    19And I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy.
    20I will even betroth you to Me in stability and in faithfulness, and you shall know (recognize, be acquainted with, appreciate, give heed to, and cherish) the Lord.
 
Joel 3:14
    14Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
 
Amos 4:13
    13For behold, He Who forms the mountains and creates the wind and declares to man what is his thought, Who makes the morning darkness and treads on the heights of the earth--the Lord, the God of hosts, is His Name!
 
Habakkuk 2:3
    3For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.
 
Habakkuk 2:14
    14But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
 
Zephaniah 3:17
    17The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.
 
Haggai 2:6-9
    6For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land;
    7And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts.
    8The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts.
    9The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.
 
Zechariah 9:8
    8Then I will encamp about My house as a guard or a garrison so that none shall march back and forth, and no oppressor or demanding collector shall again overrun them, for now My eyes are upon them.