To a dear friend coming through a challenge in a faraway land:

“I said, “My strength is gone, and I have no hope in the LORD.”
LORD, remember my suffering and my misery, my sorrow and trouble.
Please remember me and think about me.
But I have hope when I think of this:
The LORD’s love never ends; his mercies never stop.
They are new every morning; LORD, your loyalty is great.
I say to myself, “The LORD is mine, so I hope in him.”
The LORD is good to those who hope in him, to those who seek him.
It is good to wait quietly for the LORD to save.” – Lamentations 3:18-26