When I can’t rejoice, Lord,
May I pray.
When I cannot pray, Lord,
May I sleep.
When I cannot sleep, Lord,
May I rest.
When I cannot rest, Lord,
May I weep.
When I cannot weep, Lord,
May I wait –
For you will keep me safe.
Always be joyful (1 Thessalonians 5:16; NLT).
Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).
I think, ‘My bed will comfort me, and sleep will ease my misery’ (Job 7:13; NLT).
I am churning within and cannot rest (Job 30:27; CSB).
I weep with sorrow (Psalm 119:28; NLT).
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).
In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind (2 Corinthians 6:4; NLT).
You alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (Psalm 4:8; NLT).