"And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Perfect afternoon of canoeing on Lake Sharon. The first day coming back to campus after summer break is always bittersweet. We get to go canoeing and wading in the lake with friends when it's still warm, but then school actually starts, of course.
When I call you to go through the deep waters I will be with you! I will not let you sink nor let the waves overcome you! When you walk through the fire you will not get burned! I am the Lord thy God [paraphrase]
Isaiah KJV "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Isaiah NLT "For I hold you by your right hand— I, the lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.