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I am suffering and in pain
(Psalm 69:29; NLT).
1. In pain,
I share your dread,
And glimpse your final test.
2. In pain,
I sense your zeal for God,
And see your love expressed.
3. In pain,
I feel your brokenness,
And cry to you anew.
4. In pain,
I grasp the truth, at last,
For here, Lord, I find you.
If we are to share his glory,
we must also share his suffering
(Romans 8:17; NLT).
1. I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished (Luke 12:50; NLT).
He became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death” (Matthew 27:37-8; NLT).
2. I have come to set the world on fire, and how I wish it were already burning! (Luke 12:49; NLT).
‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ (Luke 10:27; NLT).
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13; NLT).
3. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46; NIV).
O God, listen to my cry! I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed (Psalm 61:2; NLT).
4. The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45; NLT).
You Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you (Ephesians 1:13; NLT).
He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain (Isaiah 53:3; NIV).