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Trials and sorrows

Life brings us, Lord, 
So many trials and sorrows,

Which invite us 
To grow more and more
Like Christ. 

Please help us face  
And learn from them,  
As he did,

Who, out of love,
Became our sacrifice. 

………………………………….

References 

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

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; 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).

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10; NIV).

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Self-pity

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

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

Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? (Job 2:10; NIV).

 

Lord,
Please help me
To cast aside
Self-pity –

The most corrosive
State of mind
I can indulge.

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Secure

Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion (Psalm 125:1; NLT).

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

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

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

 

My Lord,
I am secure
In you,
No matter what
Life brings.

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Your will be done

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; NIV).

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

All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time (Jude 1:25; NLT).

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

 

Lord,
May your will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.

Please help me to accept
That the past cannot be changed;

That what is now,
Is just as it should be;

And that what will be
Is in accordance with your will.

So, may your will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.

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Trials

“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world” (John 16:33; NLT).

“How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me” (Luke 13:34; NLT).

“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him” (Luke 15:20; NLT).


Lord,
If we don’t know you,
We face the trials of life
Essentially alone,
Although you always wait
To embrace us,
Whilst weeping over our pain,
And spiritual darkness.

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