You’re worthy

 

Lord,

You’re worthy
Of my love,

Though I 
Don’t merit yours;

And yet you love me
Steadfastly –

The God my heart
Adores.

 

References

Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! (1 Chronicles 16:25; NLT). 

I am nothing but dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27; NIV).

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

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

When I must cope with fear

 

My Lord, my God, 
When I must cope with fear,  

Help me to face it willingly, 
Like you.

My Lord, my God, 
When I must suffer pain,

Help me to meet it steadfastly,
Like you.

My Lord, my God, 
When I must know despair,

Help me to bear it faithfully,
Like you. 

My Lord, my God,
When I must pass through death,

Help me to let go trustingly,
Like you. 

 

References

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

He was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; 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).

He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth (Isaiah 53:7; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).

Unconditional love

Unconditional love

How precious is your steadfast love, O God (Psalm 36:7; NRSV).

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you (2 Samuel 7:22; NIV).

How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).

Lord,
We wouldn’t dare
To approach you at all
If it weren’t for your
Unfailing, unconditional
Love –
How great you are!