Need You Now

Throughout the years, Christian music has been an encouraging and motivational part of my life. I practically consider it to be a “necessity”! Each day, the melodies of Christian artists compel me to worship, remind me of my blessings, offer comfort, and inspire me to keep my eyes focused on Jesus. During my happiest hours as well as in my darkest, the lyrical messages in these godly songs have spoken to me during each season of my life.

One popular song that came out in 2013 by the artist Plumb has ministered to me many times: www.klove.com/music/artists/plumb/songs/need-you-now-(how-many-times)-lyrics.aspx

 

“Well, everybody’s got a story to tell

And everybody’s got a wound to be healed

I want to believe there’s beauty here

‘Cause oh, I get so tired of holding on

I can’t let go, I can’t move on

I want to believe there’s meaning here.

 

How many times have you heard me cry out

“God please take this”?

How many times have you given me strength

To just keep breathing?
Oh, I need you. God I need you now.

 

Standing on a road I didn’t plan

Wondering how I got to where I am

I’m trying to hear that still small voice

I’m trying to hear above the noise.

How many times have you heard me cry out

“God please take this”?

How many times have you given me strength

To just keep breathing?
Oh, I need you. God I need you now.

 

Though I walk, Though I walk through the shadows

And I, I am so afraid

Please stay, please stay right beside me

With every single step I take.

 

How many times have you heard me cry out?

And how many times have you given me strength?

 

How many times have you heard me cry out

“God please take this”?

How many times have you given me strength

To just keep breathing?
Oh, I need you. God I need you now.

 

I need you now. Oh I need you

God, I need you now.

I need you now…I need you now…

 

I love this song because it reminds me time and time again of a simple truth – not only for my survival of my child’s death but also in my daily life as a Christian: I need my dear and faithful Heavenly Father.

I need Him every hour of every day – for every challenge, tragedy, or heartbreak that comes into my life. And because I need Him, I run to Him, cling to Him, and trust Him to get me through each moment. In needing Him, I pause my sinfulness, quiet my impatience, stop demanding answers, and set aside my theological confusion. Instead, I simply cast my cares on Him and quietly let Him meet my needs.

“God, I need you now.

Truly.

Suzy

*Plumb “Need You Now” (How Many Times) Songwriters: Christina Wells, Luke Sheets, Tiffany Lee, DO Write Music LLC, Mike Curb Music, 2013.