1 Peter 1:6
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, [which] refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, [and as] waters [that] fail?
[When] I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart [is] faint in me.
Wherefore, when I came, [was there] no man? when I called, [was there] none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because [there is] no water, and dieth for thirst.
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding.
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
[If] thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength [is] small.
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth [his] promise fail for evermore?
Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.
And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, [and] forsake us so long time?
I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; [then] understood I their end.
If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
This [is] one [thing], therefore I said [it], He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
[Though] I [were] perfect, [yet] would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: [if I say], I [am] perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
If [I speak] of strength, lo, [he is] strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time [to plead]?
He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
If I had called, and he had answered me; [yet] would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.
[Is] not [this] thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, [neither] hath he covered the darkness from my face.
When I thought to know this, it [was] too painful for me;
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend [against] the generation of thy children.
For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
Verily I have cleansed my heart [in] vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, [when] the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and [why] art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance.
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me [not].
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.