He reveals deep and mysterious things
and knows what lies hidden in darkness (Daniel 2:22; NLT).
1. You know I’ve been abused.
I’m traumatised, and scarred.
I’ve had to live with shame, dread
And depression. It’s been hard.
2. My physical and mental health
Have failed, time and again.
I’m sure my mother never guessed
Her rage would cause such pain.
3. Since then, I’ve tried to be
A Good Samaritan each day,
But now I see that I, too, was attacked
Along the way –
4. Stripped and beaten, left half dead,
Despised, passed by, ignored,
Then you drew near to care for me,
My Priest, my God, my Lord.
5. At last, I’ve grasped your promise,
And your plan has been revealed:
My suffering will end one day –
In death, I will be healed.
1. God has seen your abuse (Genesis 31:42; NLT).
2. The tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself (James 3:6; NLT).
No one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:8; NLT).
The tongue can bring life or death (Proverbs 18:21; NLT).
They live wicked lives and they misuse their power (Jeremiah 23:10; NET).
You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences (Isaiah 47:7; NLT).
3. A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers (Luke 10:30; NIV).
4. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road (Luke 10:30; NLT).
By chance, a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side (Luke 10:31-2; NLT).
I am insignificant and despised (Psalm 119:141; NLT).
I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit about what happens to me (Psalm 142:4; NLT).
Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine, and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, “Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here” (Luke 10:33-35; NLT).
I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you (Hosea 14:8; NLT).
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess (Hebrews 4:15; NIV).
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).
5. My eyes strain to see your rescue, to see the truth of your promise fulfilled (Psalm 119:123; NLT).
We receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:22; NLT).
This is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus (Ephesians 3:6; NLT).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever ( Revelation 21:3-4; NLT).
1. In my mind, there is a forest pool
Where I can glimpse your peace.
It stirs, deep, and mysterious,
While mirroring the trees.
2. In my heart, there is a shady pool
Where I can glimpse your love:
Unfailing, pure, immeasurable;
As rich, and dark, as blood.
3. In my soul, there is a hidden pool
Where I can glimpse your face.
It shines with mercy, care, compassion,
Glory, truth, and grace.
4. May my eyes become like quiet pools
Where all can glimpse your light,
And see themselves reflected there
As precious in your sight.
1. The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).
The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:2; KJV).
An angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water (John 5:4; NKJV).
2. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).
He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).
God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us […] raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us (Ephesians 2:4,6-7; ESV).
3. They will see his face (Revelation 22:4; NLT).
You, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy (Psalm 86:15; NLT).
The Lord our God has shown us his glory (Deuteronomy 5:24; NLT).
The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).
The grace of God has been revealed (Titus 2:11; NLT).
4. Your eyes are like the sparkling pools in Heshbon (Song of Songs 7:4; NLT).
God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).
You are precious and honoured in my sight (Isaiah 43:4; NIV).
1. Help me, Lord, to rest in you today:
To look for you
In all who come my way;
To be like you
In all I think and feel,
So I can help this broken world
2. Help me to remain in you today:
To care, like you,
For all who come my way;
To be like you
In all I say and do,
So I can offer love to all,
1. My soul finds rest in God (Psalm 62:1; NIV).
Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-9; NLT).
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).
We live like Jesus here in this world (1 John 4:17; NLT).
Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others (Mark 10:45; NLT).
2. Remain in me, and I will remain in you (John 15:4; NLT).
If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5; NLT).
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV).
Speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).
Do everything with love (1 Corinthians 16:14; NLT).
Love your neighbour as yourself (Luke 10:27; NLT).