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Trials and sorrows

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

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart (John 14:27; NLT).

You rejoice with a glorious inexpressible joy (1 Peter 1:8; NLT).

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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I’ve had a lot of trials
In my life, Lord,

But I have peace as well,
For I have you.

I’ve had a lot of sorrows
In my life, Lord,

But I have joy as well,
For I have you.

I’ve had a lot of burdens
In my life, Lord,

But I have rest as well,
For I have you.

I’ve had a lot of heartache
In my life, Lord,

But I have love as well,
For I have you.

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My mother

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34; NLT).

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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My mother,
Who is old,
Is slowly dying.

She’s never
Going to say
She’s sorry now.

Help me
To accept this,
To forgive her,

To understand,
And love her, Lord –
Somehow.

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New Year

Happy New Year everyone, though I know that for many of us, this won’t be an easy time. Life can be very hard, but the New Year does offer us the chance to make a fresh start. That’s what today’s prayer is about, so I’m sending it out early, for the sake of those who are struggling.

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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” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9; NLT).

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NLT).

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New Year –

The time
To face our losses squarely;

To grieve,
In preparation to move on.

Then accept, adapt,
And give up all self-pity,

And do our best
To learn to live again.

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You love me

Hello, everyone. Here is my response to the questions posed by yesterday’s blog:

 

Lord God,

Though I am even less
Than nothing,
You made me,
And you keep me,
Every day;

You help me
Face my trials
And my sorrows,
Because you love me deeply,
Come what may.

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I am nothing (Job 40:4; NLT).

You made me (Psalm 119:73; NLT).

The Lord keeps me alive (Psalm 54:4; NLT).

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

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

May you have the power to understand […] how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is (Ephesians 3:18; MLT).

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I’m nothing

Hello to all readers. Christmas is a time when many of us struggle with depression and suicidal feelings. Today’s prayer is for everyone who has fought hard and heroically just to stay alive over recent days and weeks. Tomorrow’s blog will follow on from today’s, with some answers to the questions this prayer poses.

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How can I say
I’m nothing,
When you made me?

How can I feel
I’m nothing,
When you care?

How can I hate my life
When you, Lord,
Love me?

How can I long for death
When you
Are here?

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I am nothing (Job 40:4; NLT).

You made me (Psalm 119:73; NLT).

He cares about you (1 Peter 5:7; NLT).

I hate my life and don’t want to go on living (Job 7:16; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

They long for death (Job 3:21; NLT).

God is with us (Matthew 1:23; NLT).

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Gethsemane

Father, if you are willing, please take this cup off suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Luke 22:42; NLT).

I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? (Psalm 56:4; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

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Father,

In Gethsemane,
Christ begged you

To take away the suffering
He faced.

But you did not,
And he embraced your will.

So, may we face our suffering
With his courage,

Even when we, like him,
Feel you’ve forsaken us.

 

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Just think!

Just think
How Jesus’ life

Might have turned out
If God had intervened.

Just think of all
We sinners would have lost!

Lord, may our lives
Be just the same as yours –

Facing whatever happens
With God’s help,

Rather than wanting him
To end our pain.

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Father, if you are willing, please take this cup off suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Luke 22:42; NLT).

God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NIV).

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

Though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

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” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9; NLT).

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