Sunday, July 23, 2017

When I Realize I Need God

But 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 us.

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 this)

In what way do you need God? Is it hard to give up control?

#SeedsofScripture #trustGod #control

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