In all their suffering he also suffered
(Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
1. There’s no escape
Unless we face it all
2. There’s no relief
Until we place it
In his hands.
3. There’s no time out
Unless we share
4. There’s no release
Except with Christ,
1. Days of suffering torment me (Job 30:27; NLT).
If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).
2. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? (Romans 7:24; NIV).
Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-9; NLT).
3. You have taken away my companions and my loved ones. Darkness is my closest friend (Psalm 88:18; NLT).
Then all his disciples deserted him and ran away (Mark 14:50; NLT).
We know what real love us because Jesus gave up his life for us (1 John 3:16; NLT).
Let us also go, that we may die with him (John 11:16; NIV).
4. Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony (Psalm 6:2; NLT).
My spirit is poured out in agony (Lamentations 2:11; NLT).
This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all the same testings we do (Hebrews 4:15; NLT).
1. Don’t force your prayers:
God wants us to be honest,
Telling him exactly
What we need.
2. Don’t force your prayers:
God wants us to speak simply,
So let us always follow
His Son’s lead.
3. Don’t force your prayers:
God wants us to be childlike,
4. Don’t force your prayers:
God wants us all to trust him,
For he will always hear,
1. You desire honesty from the womb (Psalm 51:6; NLT).
Tell God what you need (Philippians 4:6; NLT).
2. When you pray, don’t babble on (Matthew 6:7; NLT).
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one (Matthew 6:9-13; NLT).
3. Anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it (Mark 10:15; NLT).
Pour out your heart to him (Psalm 62:8; NLT).
Pray about everything (Philippians 4:6; NLT).
Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).
4. Trust in God and trust also in me (John 14:1; NLT).
The Lord hears my voice (Psalm 55:17; NLT).
He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do (Psalm 33:15; NLT).
1. I’m agoraphobic –
It’s a thorn within my flesh,
For I must face the threat of dread
2. When I’m away from safety,
And panic strikes afresh,
My desperation urges me
3. So I rely on you, Lord,
My Comforter and Guide:
No matter where I am
You’re always near;
4. And you understand completely,
As you walk, Lord, at my side,
For in the grove
You shared this wretched fear.
1. 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” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9; NLT).
2. My heart pounds in my chest. The terror of death assaults me. Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking (Psalm 55:4-5; NLT).
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you (Psalm 56:3; NIV).
3. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
4. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do (Hebrews 4:15; NLT).
They went to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, “Sit here while I go and pray.” He took Peter, James and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed (Mark 14:32; NLT).
Being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground (Luke 22:44; NIV).