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'You are never alone. You are never in a place where you have no one to have interest in you. Our heavenly Father has given His Son to die for you. The cross of Calvary testified that He takes a deep interest in your welfare, for you are the purchase of the Son of God. . . If you will find heart and voice to pray, He will be sure to hear, and an arm will be reached down to save you. There is a God that hears prayer, and when all other resources fail, He is your refuge, a very present help in time of trouble.' (TDG184)
'To every sincere prayer an answer will come. It may not come just as you desire, or at the time you look for it; but it will come in the way and at the time that will best meet your need.' (MYP250)
'God will be nearer and dearer to you than any of your earthly relatives can be. He will be your friend and will never leave you. . . His friendship will prove sweet peace to you.' (2T314)
'The relations between God and each soul are as distinct and full as though there were not another soul for whom He gave His beloved Son.' (SC100)
Therefore, 'do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.' (Philippians 4:6)
'We are never alone. Whether we choose Him or not, we have a companion. Remember that wherever you are, whatever you do, God is there. Nothing that is said or done or thought can escape His attention.' (MH490)
'To every sincere prayer an answer will come. It may not come just as you desire, or at the time you look for it; but it will come in the way and at the time that will best meet your need. The prayers you offer in loneliness, in weariness, in trial, God answers, not always according to your expectations, but always for your good.' (MYP250)
'Nothing that the divine hand has made has been forgotten by the divine mind.' (1SM 216)
'Your only safety and happiness are in making Jesus your constant counselor. You can be happy in Him if you had not another friend in the wide world. Your feelings of unrest and homesickness or loneliness may be for your good.
Your heavenly Father means to teach you to find in Him the friendship and love and consolation that will satisfy your most earnest hopes and desires. . . Do not be overanxious about anything. Go quietly about your duty which the day brings you. Do the best you can; ask God to be your helper.' (OHC64)
'To those who thus acquaint themselves with Jesus, the earth will nevermore be a lonely and desolate place. It will be their Father's house, filled with the presence of Him who once dwelt among men.' (CG47)
'God's children are never absent from His mind.' (DA 313)