“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9 ESV
“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—”
Psalm 119:1-2 NIV
“This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.””Romans 1:17 NLT
“For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.”
Psalms 33:4 NLT
“Herein is love, not that we loved God–but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”
Psalms 139:23-24 NLT
“My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God!” Psalm 84:2
The desires of the heart are the best proofs of salvation; and if a man wishes to know whether he is really saved or not, he can very soon find out by putting his finger upon the pulse of his desires, for those are things that never can be counterfeit.
You may counterfeit words;
you may counterfeit actions;
but you cannot counterfeit desires.
Archibald Brown, “The Heart’s Cry after God” 1879