Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows
(John 16:33; NLT).
1. We have our trials and sorrows, Lord,
It’s true –
2. We’re privileged to bear our cross
3. Help us to face our lives
With constant prayer,
4. Until we rise
To meet you in the air.
First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; NLT).
2. You have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him (Philippians 1:29; NLT).
If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me (Mark 8:43; NLT).
3. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NIV).
Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17; CSB).