“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
I will give heed to the blameless way.
When will You come to me?
I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel,
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine!
“I, even I, am He who comforts you.
Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies
And of the son of man who is made like grass,
That you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts,
That you may suck and be delighted with her bountiful bosom.”
We have become orphans without a father,
Our mothers are like widows.
“So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”
“Assyria will not save us,
We will not ride on horses;
Nor will we say again, ‘Our god,’
To the work of our hands;
For in You the orphan finds mercy.”
For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.