Suffering

This is why no form of suffering can interfere with my joy. Every suffering on your behalf is just another opportunity to reinforce that which might still be lacking (in your understanding) of the affliction of Christ on behalf of his body which is the church. Colossians 1:24 Mirror Bible

When things in life go wrong
And suffering becomes our lot
There is a grace to grasp hold of
The finished work of the cross

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The scars and chains of my and other’s sin
That kept my heart hard and bound in
Have been broken, washed away, made powerless
By Your precious holy blood that You shed on the cross

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The burdens I once carried, no matter how heavy
Became Your yoke that You to the cross carried
Dead and buried through Your crucifixion
Freeing me to live joyfully in Your resurrection

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The footholds satan had in my heart and mind
Were entombed in Your death as we are united
In Your resurrection life I think and feel as God’s son
Love and wisdom overflowing from You as we are One

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The sickness that has plagued me, yesterday or today
Died with You on the cross removing me from it’s sway
In You I have risen to complete newness
Your resurrection power giving me Your wholeness

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

So any suffering I may experience today
Is a opportunity to know Your Resurrection Power
To experience and understand the fullness of Your Grace
To restore in me the image of God’s fullness

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice


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