Give back…

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The Lord gave me what I had,
and the Lord has taken it away
(Job 1:21; NLT).


1. Give me back my joy again:
Please let me share your grace
And peace.

2. Give me back my health again,
So I can serve you
Without cease.

3. Give me back all I have lost,
For then my trials
Won’t seem so long,

4. But if you don’t, Lord,
I’ll accept your will,
For when I’m weak, I’m strong.


1. Give me back my joy again; you have broken me – now let me rejoice (Psalm 51:8; NLT).

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour give you grace and peace (Titus 1:4; NLT).

2. “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the Lord (Jeremiah 30:17; NLT).

Serve the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

3. I will give you back what you lost (Joel 2:25; NLT).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

4. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God, and never anything bad?
(Job 2:10; NLT).

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).

To keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh. […] Three times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me […] for when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:7-10; NLT).

2 thoughts on “Give back…

  • This is one of the really hard issues in our prayer walk with God. Seeking His face concerning a health problem, asking for Him to remove the problem. Yet having the peace to accept a delay or maybe a “no” is the true depth of one’s faith. Our Father God is compassionate and perfectly wise, as hard as it may be we need to trust Him.

    • You were awake very late last night, Alan, so I hope you got some sleep in the end. Thank you so much for your wise comments. It can take me a few days to accept each new health issue, but God is so good and kind. Our bodies inevitably wear out, but by bit, sooner or later, but our hearts can still be full of joy. Serving him becomes more of a issue, though – I don’t know how I would manage without the Little Way of Saint Thérèse. Take care, and may God bless you for all your support, encouragement, and wisdom. XxxX

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