Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
The spirit of a man will be his support when he is ill; but how may a broken spirit be lifted up?
1 Samuel 1:10
And with grief in her soul, weeping bitterly, she made her prayer to the Lord.
2 Kings 4:27
And when she came to where the man of God was on the hill, she put her hands round his feet; and Gehazi came near with the purpose of pushing her away; but the man of God said, Let her be, for her soul is bitter in her; and the Lord has kept it secret from me, and has not given me word of it.
If only my passion might be measured, and put into the scales against my trouble!
So I will not keep my mouth shut; I will let the words come from it in the pain of my spirit, my soul will make a bitter outcry.
He would not let me take my breath, but I would be full of bitter grief.
My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.
And the wind, lifting me up, took me away: and I went in the heat of my spirit, and the hand of the Lord was strong on me.
And he took with him Peter and James and John, and grief and great trouble came on him.
Now is my soul troubled; and what am I to say? Father, keep me from this hour. No: for this purpose have I come to this hour.
The secret of the Lord is with those in whose hearts is the fear of him; he will make his agreement clear to them.
I will not let you be without a friend: I am coming to you.
And the peace of God, which is deeper than all knowledge, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 1:8
To whom your love is given, though you have not seen him; and the faith which you have in him, though you do not see him now, gives you joy greater than words and full of glory:
He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give of the secret manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name, of which no one has knowledge but he to whom it is given.