Desperate Need

I am desperately in need of God today.

I need His abiding presence to comfort and shield me, to be my refuge.

I need His strength to help me stand, because I feel so weak.

I need His wisdom to help me figure out my priorities today. There is so much to do, and so little time, and surely what feels like so little energy…how am I supposed to get it all done? I’m not smart enough to figure this out on my own. I need God’s wisdom to help me.

I need God’s grace today. Apart from remembering and receiving His grace, I’ll think that today is all about me. It is not all about me. It is all about the magnificent grace of God, poured out on me through Jesus’ atoning blood and poured into me through the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit. It is all about the grace that saved me, and the grace that keeps me. I need God’s grace today.

There are so many other things that I need today: patience, joy, perseverance, understanding, self-control, diligence, peace, confidence, a sense of worth, a sense of purpose…the list goes on.

There is only One Who can fill these needs, and do so completely, so exhaustively, perpetually, generously…eternally.

“I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee.
Oh, bless me now, my Saviour,
I come to Thee.”

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