He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons,
for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.
I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
…you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you.
All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed…
That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish;
for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.
And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning... Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations.
And Job died, an old man, and full of days.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation,
among whom you shine as lights in the world
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.
And David danced before the Lord with all his might.
2 Samuel 6:14