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Needing God
“If We Ever Needed You” by Casting Crowns is a song off one of their earlier albums “Until The Whole World Hears”. The song talks about how we end up turning away from God until our lives become chaotic.
The first verse is as follows: Here I cry, Lord we pray, our faces down, our hands are raised.  You called us out, we turned away, we’ve turned away. With shipwrecked faith idols rise. We do what is right by our own eyes.  Our children now will pay the price. We need your light. Lord shine your light. The lyrics really hit home. We often do what we feel is right by our own standards and a lot of times the kids in our lives and even ourselves do end up paying the price for turning away from God. The kids end up suffering the most, or just as much as the adults if they turn away from God. They are led by the example that their parents give them. If the parents turn away from God, then the kids will imitate that and turn away from God at a young age as well.
When we turn away from God ,that is exactly when things take a turn for the worse. When we think we are the ones in control of our own lives, God lets us go our own ways, and He gives us free will, but it often hits us smack between the eyes, when times get difficult that we need Him back in control of everything that is happening. Once we realize that we need Him, everything can do a complete 180 or even a complete 360 degree turn around. But too often, and more often than not, after a while we end up slipping away from Him again. We again start to be fooled by Satan thinking ‘God made this life too hard, I can make it on my own.’ Boy is that the wrong way to think about this life God graces us with. The truth of the matter and the fact of the matter is, we will always need God to be in control of every aspect of our lives. It might seem fun without Him for a specific amount of time, but without Him, we would and will be nothing.
The chorus says: If we ever needed you Lord it’s now. Lord it’s now. We are desperate for your hand, we’re reaching out. We’re reaching out. The chorus is a plea for God to put our lives back together. It hits home right now, as does the whole song-if we ever needed Him ,boy it’s a time like this in our lives and in our nation.
We have never needed Him to turn us back towards Him and to the faith that once sanctified our country as a whole, more than what we need Him now. He knows it as well. A lot of believers can sense it as well. More than ever we need God to be brought back into our lives, schools, government and anywhere else. We need a serious revival from God before things get worse. It Is a shame that God has gotten forcibly taken out of so many aspects of our daily lives.
2nd verse: All our hearts all our strength, with all our minds, we are at your feet. May your kingdom come in our hearts and lives. Let your church arise, let your church arise. Chorus: If we ever needed you Lord it’s now. Lord it’s now. We are desperate for your hand, we’re reaching out. We’re reaching out. If we ever needed you Lord it’s now. Lord it’s now. We are desperate for your hand, we’re reaching out. We’re reaching out. If we ever needed you Lord it’s now. Lord it’s now. We are desperate for your hand, we’re reaching out. We’re reaching out. Lord we need you now lord we need you now, revive us now.
Our nation and our country, and we as the people in it, should be desperate for the Lord. However, it seems as if only when the world is in turmoil, such as the day of 9/11 do we even bother to turn back to our Lord. Remembering what God can do for us in our lives, in our children’s lives and in our relationships, can have our lives and the people’s lives around us.
More than ever before, the church does need a revival as well and to arise. We all need to stand with one another in faith, instead of being afraid to stand up for our faith. If God gave us the faith inside our hearts, then why should we be, and why are we afraid to pursue God with all of our hearts? Lord, if we ever needed you help in our lives and in this nation, it sure is now. Help us turn towards you and be more like you in everything we do.
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