as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and
my deliverer; Lord, do not delay.
Psalm 70:5 (NLT)
With palms upturned to receive His grace, I humbled
myself before God along with 800+ worshipers who sang “I need you, oh I need
you. Every hour I need you.” We surrendered to God, both as a group and
individually, professing our inability to do it on our own. As the chorus
repeated, God’s healing, strengthening presence was palpable.
We like to be in control, run the show, be in the
driver’s seat, and make the rules. Being in control feels secure and not having
control feels uncomfortable. Society says accepting assistance is a sign of
weakness and attaches a negative connotation to humility.
We think we can handle things on our own. But we can’t.
We can’t shed our regret, experience real joy, or
express unconditional love without Him. We drag guilt around and allow shame to
shape our identity. We look for happiness on the internet, in the refrigerator,
or in a relationship. We stay angry and resentful toward those who have hurt
Only God can pour grace over our unworthiness. Only
God can fill the longing in our soul. Only God can help us see our tormentors
with loving eyes.
We need you, God. Oh, how we need you. (tweet this)
Our inability to admit our need blocks our ability
to experience a personal relationship with Him.
We draw close to God when we realize how much we need Him. (tweet
what way do you need God? Is it hard to give up control?
#SeedsofScripture #trustGod #control