Need: circumstances in which something is necessary, or that require some course of action; necessity.
I often crave the word of God. I just want to let it wash over me. I want to dive in, wrestle, and let it penetrate my heart.
But I am not one who often finds myself in need.
I am not a needy person. And as much as I know I need God, I often act out of my own strength and ability.
However, these past two weeks have broken me and showed me how deeply I am in need of God.
Every free moment I had, I took the chance to read a verse, to rest in God, to l remind myself what love and grace looked like. When you are struggling to love someone well, you spend a half hour looking up scripture about love and honor.
When you feel overlooked, there is only solace in a God who is working in your brokenness. It is beautiful to choose to abide in him even though you feel like you are crumbling.
It is when you can’t make it through the meal without your bible open, and the thought of closing it makes you feel like you don’t have the strength to make it.
Only then do you understand what it means that “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).
It was true for Israel and it is true now.
They say that if your bible is falling apart, your life isn’t.
Well, that’s a lie.
But, what it does mean is that you know that one who holds all things together.
Colossians 1:16–For he is before all things and in him all things hold together.
During these past 5 weeks at Kids Across America, the Lord was present. He carried me. His grace is limitless. His love is unending. His goodness is sure.
May grace be the first and last thing on my lips.
Romans 11:36–For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever and ever! Amen!