Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Today is Sunday