I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief! (Mark 9:24; NLT).
In shadow, and in grief:
Help me with my unbelief.
In darkness, and in pain:
Send your light and hope again.
In suffering, and fear:
Comfort me, for you are near.
In facing up to death:
Hold me tight, till my last breath.
The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).
1. Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death” (Matthew 26:36-8; NLT).
2. At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock …
3. … At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” (Matthew 27:45-6; NLT).
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and the staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
4. Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture),“I thirst” (John 19:28; RSV).
Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 24:46;NLT).