Comforting Words on 9/11

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The following are comforting scripture verses you might suggest to a person seeking comfort and answers ten years after 911.

Psalm 73:26 (NIV)

26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Genesis 45:5 (NIV)

5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.

Deuteronomy 8:3 (NIV)

3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

2 Kings 22:19 (NIV)

19 Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse[a] and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:12 (NIV)

12 In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors.

Jonah 2:7 (NIV)

7 “When my life was ebbing away,

I remembered you, LORD,
and my prayer rose to you,
to your holy temple.

Luke 15:21 (NIV)

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

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