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What We Need Every Hour

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Five Minute Friday post on Wednesday!         Prompt for the week: NEED

No matter if times are good or times are bad, there is one thing I need every hour. I can’t imagine life without this one thing. Especially now, as I struggle with chronic pain and my husband is ill as well I truly need Christ every hour.

The old hymn had it right, you know. We do need him every hour. And now Chris Rice sings the same theme in a contemporary song. Those words ring so true for me now. When I sing these words, they truly come from my heart. You may not realize it but you need him too.

Do you know his peace today?

1 Peter 5:7 instructs us to “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” Oh, the peace that this brings to me. Instead of lying in my bed worrying, I can rest in His arms of peace and safety.

One final word of encouragement from my favorite book of the Bible, Philippians. Chapter 4…

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

 

Call out to Him today. Tell Him what you need. You won’t regret it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Old Hymn Favorite, I Need Thee Every Hour (There’s nothing like four men singing acapella)

 

Chris Rice’s I Need You

6 thoughts on “What We Need Every Hour

  1. Dear Mandy,
    Oh I so agree with you, that Jesus is the only true help for all of my needs. Those hours during the night watch can become so overwhelming until I cry out to Him! You are in my prayers now, dear friend. May the Lord meet you and be your sweet help in every situation!

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