My life is spent with sorrow and my years with sighing; my strength has failed because of my guilt, and my body has wasted away (Psalm 31:10; NASB20).
1. I’m sorry that I’m nothing, Lord.
I’m sorry I’m so weak.
2. I’m sorry I can’t serve you, Lord,
And sorry I’m so bleak.
3. I’m sorry I’ve got nothing, Lord,
To show for all my years.
4. I’m sorry that I’ve wasted all my life
On sin, and tears.
5. I can only cling to you, Lord,
As I face each test.
6. I can only try to pray, Lord,
And to do my best.
7. I can only cry to you, Lord: Father, lift me up!
8. I can only trust in you,
And drink each bitter cup.
1. I am nothing but dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27; NIV).
Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak (Psalm 6:2; NLT).
2. You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).
You have taken away my companions and my loved ones. Darkness is my closest friend (Psalm 88:18; NLT).
3. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth (Matthew 25:25; NLT).
Is not all human life a struggle? Our lives are like that of a hired hand, like a worker who longs for the shade, like a servant waiting to be paid. I, too, have been assigned months of futility, long and weary nights of misery (Job 7:1-3; NASB20).
4. I was born a sinner – yes, from the moment my mother conceived me (Psalm 51:5; NLT).
You have fed us with sorrow and made us drink tears by the bucketful (Psalm 80:5; NLT).
I have cried until the tears no longer come; my heart is broken. My spirit is poured out in agony (Lamentations 2:11; NLT).
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
5. I cling to you (Psalm 63:8; NLT).
You examine us every morning and test us every moment (Job 7:18; NLT).
6. Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15; NIV).
7. O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry for your help! (Psalm 141:1; NLT).
You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth (Psalm 71:20; NLT).
8. Trust in God and trust also in me (John 14:1; NLT).
He has […] given me a bitter cup of sorrow to drink (Lamentations 3:15; NLT).
If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).