Lord, you create the light,
And make the darkness.
You are the one who wounds,
And the one who heals.
You are the source of good,
And the source of trouble.
You are the one who gives,
And who takes away.
But, living and dying,
We always belong to you, Lord,
Though we can’t grasp
The mystery of your ways;
Nor can we understand
Your love and wisdom –
Yet, may we praise your name
Throughout all our days.
I create the light and make darkness. I send good times and bad times (Isaiah 45:7; NLT).
I am the one who wounds and heals (Deuteronomy 32:39; NLT).
Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? (Job 2:10; NIV).
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).
Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8; NIV).
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).
You cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things (Ecclesiastes 11:5; NLT).
The wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God (1 Corinthians 2:7; NLT).
I will constantly speak his praises (Psalm 34:1; NLT).