The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.
May the name of the Lord be blessed.
(Job 1:21; NET).

1. Lord,
May I accept your gifts,
And all you take away.

2. May I accept your silence,
And each precious word
You say.

3. May I accept your will
When you send bad,
As well as good.

4. May I accept your mystery,
Your wisdom,
And your love.


Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.
(Lamentations 3:32; NIV).



1. Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realise that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NLT).

2. If he remains silent, who can condemn him? (Job 34:29; NIV). 

Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4; NIV).

3. 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).

When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NIV).

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

4. The wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God (1 Corinthians 2:7; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).



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