"I bought a nice leather journal for my missionary and wrote these on the first two pages. He loves it and tells me all the time how comforting these scriptures are!" Sounds like this might be handy to have.
God loves to hear our prayers, no matter our word choice. Psalm 88 is proof! So when we experience feelings of desperation and we're tempted to plunge into despair, we must remember to pray before any other action.
He designed it that way, so we'd crave him and love him as much as he loves us, only we try to fill that God-shaped hole in our heart with everything else. But "everything else" is never enough.Jehovah our Creator
~~ God also collects every tear we shed as though each tear was a precious gem.Psalm says, You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.