Here are two passages of scripture the LORD has recently comforted me through. In fact both times I was really despairing, and one night I opened my Bible (in the midst of that), and it fell opened to the first passage; the second time I was really struggling (and being attacked by the “enemy”), I opened my Bible and it literally fell open to the second passage I’ll share here:

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. ~Jeremiah 29:11-14


1But now thus says the LORD,(A) he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
(B) “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
(C) I have called you by name, you are mine.
2(D) When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
(E) when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3For(F) I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
(G) I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and(H) Seba in exchange for you.
4Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
5(I) Fear not, for I am with you;
(J) I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you.
6I will say to the north, Give up,
and to the south, Do not withhold;
bring(K) my sons from afar
and my daughters from the end of the earth,
7everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
8Bring out(L) the people who are blind, yet have eyes,
who are deaf, yet have ears!
9(M) All the nations gather together,
and the peoples assemble.
Who among them can declare this,
and show us the former things?
Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right,
and let them hear and say, It is true.
10(N) “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
“and(O) my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
(P) Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me.
11(Q) I, I am the LORD,
and besides me there is no savior
. ~Isaiah 43:1-11