1 I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. 2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted. 3 I remembered you, O God, and I groaned; I mused, and my spirit grew faint. 4 You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. 5 I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; 6 I remembered my songs in the night. My heart mused and my spirit inquired:7 “Will the Lord reject forever? Will He never show His favor again? 8 Has His unfailing love vanished forever? Has His promise failed for all time? 9 Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has He in anger withheld His compassion?”10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High.” 11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago. 12 I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds.13 Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? 14 You are the God who performs miracles; You display Your power among the peoples. 15 With Your mighty arm You redeemed Your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.16 The waters saw You, O God, the waters saw You and writhed; the very depths were convulsed. 17 The clouds poured down water, the skies resounded with thunder; Your arrows flashed back and forth. 18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, Your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. 19 Your path led through the sea, Your way through the mighty waters, though Your footprints were not seen.
私たちの道のりにある苦難に耐えられるように助けてください John 16:3 “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” けてください。ヨハネ16：3
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Mark 14:38.
2 Cor 11:24-26 24 第２コリント１１：24-26 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.(195X) 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers.”
How does this fit during this, the third week of Advent when the key word is JOY.
James 1:2-3 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
ヤコブの手紙 / 1章 2節-3節 わたしの兄弟たち、いろいろな試練に出会うときは、この上ない喜びと思いなさい。信仰が試されることで忍耐が生じると、あなたがたは知っています。