Posted by Craig Borlase on 6 January 2016

Four words is often all you need. And at the start of 2016, what better four than those that sit at the top of Matt Maher’s song?

Lord, I need You.

If these next twelve months are anything like the last, we’ll need to be saying it often.

When natural disasters strike, we will need Him.

When terrorists attack, we will need Him.

When our health fails, we will need Him.

And we’ll need Him in better times as well...

When life’s going well, we will need Him.

When there are new possibilities opening up ahead of us, we will need Him.

When we start to feel as though we’re getting a handle on things, we will need Him.

Every hour we will need Him. Sometimes we’ll be calling on Him to defend us, sometimes to draw us close. Whatever the cause, our need will remain.

Throughout this year, God will never change. He will remain fully capable to provide for every single one of our needs.

We, on the other hand, will forget that we need Him.


NT Wright hints at an answer in The Case For The Psalms. He reminds us that ‘only humans it seems have the capacity to live as something other than what they are (God reflectors, image bearers). Trees behave as trees; rocks as rocks; the sea is and does what the sea is and does.’

We have the capacity to wander. Should we feel bad about that fact? No. it’s how we’re made. And it makes it all the better when we decide to remind ourselves of the eternal, unchanging truth...

...that we need Him.

Happy New Year. And here’s to constant reminders of our dependence on God!

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