You send us many trials
And sorrows –
This means putting all our faith
In you, Lord;
This means trusting you,
And letting go.
When we kick against your will
We suffer –
Anger only adds
To what we face;
But, when we accept your will
As Christ did,
We rejoice –
Sufficient is your grace!
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).
If you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you (1 Peter 4:19; NLT).
Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).
Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? You are hurting yourself by kicking against the goads (Acts 26:14; NET).
If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9; NIV).