Monday, September 9, 2013

"I Need You!"

I waited and waited and waited for God. At last He looked; finally He listened. He lifted me out of the ditch,   pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to God. ~ Psalm 40:1-3, The Message

There come times in the midst of our harsh trials and deep sorrows, our anxieties and fears, our confusion and loneliness when we find ourselves in an abyss; a spiritual dead zone, or broken down alongside a dark, unfamiliar and barren stretch of life's road.

We're lost.

We're weary.

And we're frightened.

So much so that all we can do is send up a flare in the form of a desperate, simplistic prayer, in the hopes that Someone will hear us and come to our rescue.

Nothing wordy or eloquent necessary here.  Four words or less will often do. Words often shouted.  Most times whispered.   Almost always accompanied by tears. 

A plead for help.

A cry for mercy.  

A prayer of abandon and surrender.

"Lord, I need You!"

Joining together with all of you for whom this simple, yet powerful prayer is lifesaving and life giving....


  1. I think I pray that every day! Indeed. For the smallest of smalls, for the worst of me, and the best...I need Him for everything and without Him...well, I really am nothing, can do nothing. Amem, Pam. Needy and reliant. Eloquent...not so much.

  2. Praise the Lord that He is there to lift us back up!

  3. Oh yes, that flare is all too familiar. In fact I just sent one up this morning before work. And you are so right, sometimes the less words the better! Lori

  4. Amen! This is beautiful. Thank you.


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