Send your snow

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I send good times and bad times (Isaiah 45:7; NLT).

Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? (Job 2:10; NIV).

1. Send your snow,
Your frost, your hail –
But help me, Lord,
For I am frail.

2. Send your storm,
Your rain, your gale –
But keep me on
Your narrow trail.

3. Send your pain,
Your darkest vale –
But comfort me,
Or I will fail.

4. Send your cross,
Each blow, each nail –
With you beside me,
I’ll prevail.

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble, or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? […] No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today not our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:35-9; NLT).

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References

1. He sends his snow like white wool; he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes. He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold? (Psalm 147:16-17; NLT).

Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am frail (Psalm 6:2; NET).

2. He sends the lightening with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses (Jeremiah 10:13; NLT).

By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, not the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take (Nehemiah 9:19; NIV).

Small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it (Matthew 7:14; NIV).

I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me (Psalm 94:18; NLT).

3. He wounds, he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal (Job 5:18; NIV).

My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me (Psalm 55:4-5; NIV).

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect me and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes (Psalm 38:10; NIV).

4. Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me (Mark 8:34; NIV).

If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).

I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28; NIV).

You are the potter


It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God
(Hebrews 10:31; NIV).

1. You are the potter,
We, your jars of clay;
Yet some prefer to think
You don’t exist.

2. You send both good and bad
To help us grow,
But we don’t want to change,
So we resist.

3. Yet, when we have to face
A crisis, Lord,
Our frailty
Is suddenly revealed.

4. At last, we see:
Our lives are in your hands;
We call your name,
And beg, Lord, to be healed.


References

1. O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We are all formed by your hand (Isaiah 64:8; NLT).

We […] are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure (2 Corinthians 4:7; NLT).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

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

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

Don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves (Proverbs 3:11-12; NLT).

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

How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! (Job 14:1; NLT).

4. Our lives are in his hands (Psalm 66:9; NLT).

We will call on your name (Psalm 80:18; NIV).

Heal me, Lord (Psalm 6:2; NLT).