Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Psa 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. Psa 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.