In Shannon’s journal I found the following list of scriptures that she wrote down during her long stay at NIH. I think this is a fitting post for her birthday.
She listed this as "Favorite Scriptures":
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace.
Hebrews 6: 18-19-
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast and which entereth into that within the veil.
Psalm 31: 24-
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of his countenance.
But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do with patience wait for it.
The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
What time I am afraid? I will trust in thee.
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
Matthew 9: 28-29-
And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him yea Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, according to your faith be it unto you.
Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
2 Corinthians 4:13-
We have in the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.