Over the years, I have found that God's Word is an incredible strength to me... in good times and in.... not so good.
These first verses are what I call Directional Scriptures:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
" 'Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt.
" 'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
A friend sent me these scriptures that strengthened my heart:
Proverbs 10:25 (NIV)
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,
but the righteous stand firm forever.
Isaiah 25:4 (NIV)
You have been a refuge for the poor,
a refuge for the needy in his distress,
a shelter from the storm
and a shade from the heat.
For the breath of the ruthless
is like a storm driving against a wall
Psalm 57:1 (NIV)
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
for in you my soul takes refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.
Psalm 46:1 (NIV)
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.