For I am mindful of the plans I have made concerning you ~ declares the Lord ~ plans for your welfare, not for your disaster, to give you a hopeful future. When you call Me, and come and pray to Me, I will give heed to you. You will search for Me and find Me, if only you seek Me wholeheartedly. I will be at hand for you ~ declares the Lord ~ and I will restore your fortunes. And I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places I have banished you ~ declares the Lord ~ and I will bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you. (Jeremiah 29.11-14)
Who gives us more knowledge than the beasts of the earth,
Makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?
. . . Surely it is false that G-d does not listen,
That Shaddai does not make note of it!
. . . The case is before Him; so wait for Him.
Joyfully shall you draw water
From the fountains of triumph,
And you shall say on that day:
“Praise the Lord, proclaim His name.
Make His deeds known among the peoples,
Declare that His name is exalted.”
- Finding Meaning in Our Labor (pttyann2.wordpress.com)
I [the Lord] will bestow My blessings upon you,
and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven
and the sands on the seashore. . .
Grass withers, flowers fade ~
But the word of our G-d is always fulfilled!
Sow righteousness for yourselves;
Reap the fruits of goodness;
Break for yourselves betimes fresh ground of seeking the Lord,
So that you may obtain a teacher of righteousness.
Your G-d the Lord is in your midst,
A Warrior who brings triumph.
He will rejoice over you and be glad,
He will shout over you with jubilation.
He will soothe with His love
Those long disconsolate.
By the time they learn to reject the bad and choose the good,
people will be feeding on curds and honey.