01 June 2006

I Need Thee Every Hour

You do not realize how much you need the Lord until He has brought you to your knees through trials and sometimes sheer exhaustion. When you have no strength of your own left, you realize just how much you need the Lord for even small daily tasks. I have no doubt the Father takes great delight when He hears us say "I need Thee every hour." Every hour. Every minute. Every second.

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Lamentations 3. Jeremiah speaks of great affliction and trials, yet in the middle of the chapter a glimmer of hope rings out --

This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the LORD'’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "“Therefore I hope in Him!"” The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. (vs. 21-26)

Our heavenly Father is good to those who wait on Him and seek Him diligently. His compassions fail not -- they are new
every morning. Great is His faithfulness! What great hope we have in Him!

I need thee every hour,
Most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like thine
Can peace afford.

I need Thee, O I need thee;
Every hour I need Thee!

O bless me now, my Savior--

I come to Thee.


At 01 June, 2006 05:46, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

I just love that passage in Lamentations. Its meaning is sweeter to me because it is in the middle of such a book - God is faithful in the storm when everything seems to come crashing down around us. He is faithful when the sun shines and our hearts are full of joy. It is good to arise and know that this day is full of new compassions from God!

At 01 June, 2006 05:52, Blogger Redeemed said...

Ain't it a wonderful truth, Amen!

At 01 June, 2006 08:22, Blogger Consecrated said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks Carey for reminding us of our need to trust Him every hour.

"I need thee every hour". OH what a moving hymn. Tears roll down my cheeks when I sing that hymn.

Oh I am moved to tears right now. How I wish the Lord would come soon and we would always be with him.

At 01 June, 2006 20:01, Blogger Carey said...

Me too, Leila. Actually, most hymns bring me to tears. I always said I'd never be a basket-case like my Mom, but when the Lord breaks your pride time and time again, you come to a greater appreciation of the Lord and can't help crying.

Jer and I were singing praise songs in the car on the way home tonight and I choked up singing "Falling on My Knees." As a child of the King, you will be brought to your knees, broken, and utterly helpless without your Father.


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