Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows
(John 16:33; NLT).
May I trust in you,
No matter how I feel.
May I cling to you,
When life is an ordeal.
May I walk with you,
And share your warm embrace.
May I rest in you,
Until I see your face.
1. Trust in God (John 14:1; NLT).
2. Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).
Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed (1 Peter 4:12-13; NIV).
3. O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8; NLT).
So he returned to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).
4. My soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him (Psalm 62:5; NIV).
Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).