Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
Then shall you say in your heart, Who has begotten for me these, since I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and moving to and fro? and who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?
Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you that did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says the LORD.
From above has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against them: he has spread a net for my feet, he has turned me back: he has made me desolate and faint all the day.
The LORD recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to trust.
He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler.
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.
Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and rely upon his God.
1 Corinthians 7:32
But I would have you without concern. He that is unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
1 Peter 3:5
For after this manner in former times the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, who departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thus with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;