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All is well

Here in your hand
How safe I am,
Almighty God, 
At your command.

Well or ill,
Just as you please,
Loving you, 
And praising still.

So may I stay
To serve you, Lord,
And pray to you
All night and day.

Here may I dwell
At one with you,
Your temple, Lord, 
Where all is well.

 

References

The life of every living thing is in his hand (Job 12:10; NLT).

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT). 

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only (Luke 4:8; NIV).

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshipping God with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:37; NLT).

All is well (1 Kings 5:4; NLT).

 

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When I can’t rejoice

When I can’t rejoice, Lord,
May I pray.

When I cannot pray, Lord, 
May I sleep.

When I cannot sleep, Lord,
May I rest.

When I cannot rest, Lord, 
May I weep.

When I cannot weep, Lord,
May I wait –

Enduring all,
For you will keep me safe. 

References

Always be joyful (1 Thessalonians 5:16; NLT).

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

I think, ‘My bed will comfort me, and sleep will ease my misery’ (Job 7:13; NLT).

I am churning within and cannot rest (Job 30:27; CSB).

I weep with sorrow (Psalm 119:28; NLT).

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind (2 Corinthians 6:4; NLT).

You alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (Psalm 4:8; NLT).

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Where can I live?

Where can I live
That’s wiser than your mind?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Truth.

Where can I stay
That’s safer than your heart?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Peace.

Where can I rest
That’s kinder than your soul?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Love.

 

References

All who live in love live in God, and God lives in them
(1 John 4:16; NLT).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

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Darkness

God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all (1 John 1:5; NLT).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

Moses approached the thick darkness where God was (Exodus 20:21; NLY).

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Lord,
You are light,

And in you there is no darkness
At all.

Yet you surround yourself 
With deepest darkness,

Where we can meet you safely
Every day.

 

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Cares

Give all you worries and cares to God, for he cares about you (1 Peter 5:7; NLT).

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind (Job 12:10; NIV).

My future is in your hands (Psalm 31:14-15; NLT).

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Lord,
During meditation
I put all my cares
Into your hands –

Though, in fact,
They are already
Safely there!

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You hide me

Hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:8; NLT).

All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 36:7; 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).

The Lord is full of tenderness (James 5:11; NLT).

The Lord your God will be your everlasting light (Isaiah 60:19; NLT).

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You hide me
In your holy shadow, Lord;

You keep me safe
However dark the night.

You hold me
With your deepest tenderness;

And fill me
With your everlasting light.

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