The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.
(Genesis 6:5-6; NLT)
To see our bitter hatred,
Sad he made us all
To see our wilful blindness,
The Lord must wait for you to come to him
so he can show you his love and compassion.
I desire to do your will, my God (Psalm 40:8; NLT).
Please remove from me
All foolish pride and vanity;
All judging of my fellows, Lord:
Your will, my mind – In full accord.
Please remove from me
All selfishness and jealousy;
All quarrelling, and hatred, Lord:
Your will, my heart – In true accord.
Please remove from me
All arrogance and gluttony;
All callousness, and slander, Lord:
Your will, my soul – In one accord.
1. I will not endure conceit and pride (Psalm 101:5; NLT).
Do not judge others, and you will not be judged (Luke 6:37; NLT).
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).
2. When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarrelling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties and other sins like these (Galatians 5:19-21; NLT).
He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love (Romans 5:5; NLT).
I will give them one heart and one purpose: to worship me forever (Jeremiah 32:39; NLT).
3. From within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you (Mark 7:21-22; NLT).
I hate pride and arrogance (Proverbs 8:13; NLT).
I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbours (Psalm 101:5; NLT).
He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him (1 Corinthians 6:17; NKJV).
Someone who falls alone is in real trouble (Ecclesiastes 4:10; NLT).
1. I reach out for your peace, Lord God,
When troubles overcome me.
2. I reach out for your shining light
When darkness hides my way.
3. I reach out for your perfect truth
When lies are overwhelming.
4. I reach out for your constant love
When hatred wins the day.
5. I reach out for your raging fire
When evil overtakes me.
6. I reach out for your ceaseless hope
When no one hears my plea.
7. I reach out for your steady faith
When all my trust has vanished.
8. I reach out for your hand, Lord God –
And you reach out to me.
Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith, “ he said, “why did you doubt me”? (Matthew 14:31; NIV).
1. The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).
Troubles without number have surrounded me (Psalm 40:12; CSB).
2. God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).
The way of the wicked is like total darkness (Proverbs 4:19; NLT).
3. The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).
All day long they scheme and lie (Psalm 38:12; NIV).
4. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).
Hatred stirs up conflict (Proverbs 10:12; NIV).
5. God is a raging fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; GW).
“They have infuriated me with all their evil deeds,” says the Lord (Jeremiah 32:30; NLT).
You will see what an evil, bitter thing it is to abandon the Lord your God (Jeremiah 2:19; NLT).
6. God [is] the source of hope (Romans 15:13; NLT).
There is no one who hears your words (Isaiah 41:26; NKJV).
7. The promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift (Romans 4:16; NLT).
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Psalm 22:1; NLT).
8. Then he [Jesus] said to Thomas, […] “Reach out your hand” (John 20:27; NIV).
You reach out your hand, and the power of your right hand saves me (Psalm 138:7; NLT).
Be sure that your faith is in God alone
(James 1:6; NLT).
1. God, alone,
Turns anguish into joy.
2. God, alone,
Turns darkness into light.
3. God, alone,
Turns hatred into love.
4. God, alone,
Turns blindness into sight.
5. God, alone,
Turns sickness into health.
6. God, alone,
Turns weakness into might.
7. God, alone,
Turns exile into home.
8. God, alone,
Turns dying into life.
1. It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labour. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world (John 16:21; NLT).
2. The Lord turns my darkness into light (2 Samuel 22:29; NIV).
3. Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:27; NLT)
4. The Lord gives sight to the blind (Psalm 146:8; NLT).
5. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).
6. To keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh. […] Three times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me […] for when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:7-10; NLT).
7. Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).
8. Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, after dying” (John 11:25; NLT).
Only God can turn the dark night into glorious heavenly light
1. Turn our suffering
Into perfect sight.
2. Turn our faithlessness
Into dazzling light.
3. Turn our sinfulness
Into eager care.
4. Turn our selfishness
Into joyful prayer.
5. Turn our enmity
Into healing rest;
6. And turn our dying
Into life eternal,
When we’ve faced
1. We long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering [and] wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us (Romans 8:23; NLT).
Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgement – to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind” (John 9:39; NLT).
2. Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief” (Mark 9:24; NIV).
Trust in God (John 14:1; NLT).
The Lord turns my darkness into light (2 Samuel 22:29; NIV).
3. Just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 5:21; NLT).
4. Turn from your selfish ways (Luke 9:23; NLT).
Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).
5. Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:27; NLT)
The Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: “You will be delivered by returning and resting; your strength will lie in quiet confidence (Isaiah 30:15; CSB).
6. Those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life (John 5:24; NLT).
Our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies (1 Corinthians 15:53; NLT).
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying” (John 11:25; NLT).
The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul (Deuteronomy 13:3; NIV).