For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
Not by force nor by strength
but by my spirit
says the LORD Almighty.
Be still in the presence of the LORD,
and wait patiently for him to act.
…the Israelites asked the LORD…
The LORD answered…
…Deep in your hearts you know
that every promise of the LORD your God
has come true.
Not a single one has failed!
…“LORD, who can compare with you?
Who else rescues the helpless from the strong?…
For the angel of the LORD is a guard;
he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right;
his ears are open to their cries for help.
The LORD hears his people
when they call to him for help.
He rescues them from all their troubles.
But I am trusting you, O LORD,
saying, “You are my God!”
My future is in your hands…
Wait patiently for the LORD.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.