I’ve forgotten
Just how sweet Your mercies are Lord
Could You remind me
You’ve been faithful in my weakness
Father Your Love Overwhelms my soul
I’m learning to need You

I cry out Your name
I am in need of Your mercies, Jesus
Despite my pride and my shame
I’m learning to need You

Learning to Need You, by Justin McRoberts

How much does this ring true. Another year has come and gone. Mistakes made. Grace received. Blessings given. I could listen to this song a hundred times and think of more and more mercies that the Lord has given so graciously to me. So many times i have forgotten completely how much i need desperately His mercy, His faithfulness, His strength, His grace. So much pride, so many mistakes, so many times falling, so much…

God is so faithful, so gracious, so generous. So many times we do forget and get caught up in the crazy of this world. Every single one of us needs Him whether we realize it or not. As we enter another year, another year of loss & gain, heartache & joy, catastrophe & ecstasy, may we remember that this world is not the end. May we remember that there are many still who do not know the everlasting hope of Jesus. May we remember to give grace when we are wounded, to give comfort when we see pain, to have patience at the end of our day, to give love when we are completely empty, to surrender our exhaustion to God and see what He can make of the meager scraps we have left to give, to smile and acknowledge people throughout the day. The smallest glimpse of God in these moments may make the difference in one person’s heart. God blesses you each moment of every day that you surrender to Him. Each time we are kind to another, each time that we pray for another, each time that we give grace or mercy to another, we have opportunity to experience God’s blessing.

Today i pray that we would allow Him the opportunity to bless us in our strength and in our weakness. i pray that we would relinquish our “right” for His love, our “justified” for His grace, our “attitude” for His mercy. i pray that we would have opportunities throughout the day to help someone else, to partner with God as He works in this world. Today i pray that God’s love would overwhelm our souls and that we would learn each day to need Him more and more and that we would remember just how sweet Your mercies are Lord…

Have a listen while you pray and remember how much you need Him…

*Check out Justin on iTunes. He is a fabulously gifted singer/songwriter.*


About todayiprayed

just a mom who was inspired to write some encouragement by a God who loves unconditionally and forgives abundantly. View all posts by todayiprayed

2 responses to “new

  • Michael X. Cote

    The same is true of your prodigal’s life. Right now the story may be full of tear-jerking sentences. It may seem as though a happy ending isn’t possible. The story may even seem to take a cruel turn by presenting premature or counterfeit endings. When the suspense and drama become overwhelming, remember that God is an expert writer. Because He is the author of life and redemption, never give up on your child. Commit yourself to prayerfully move forward in a posture of surrender, watching and waiting for the day of restoration and rejoicing.

  • Idebenone

    “Remember, when we are weak he is strong; we are surrendering to a King who has already won.” And with a nod to Carol C, CS Lewis’ Reepicheep, and (I hope!) a God, I’ve never seen nor smelled nor touched: Further in and Further up. This is my only hope-this next step, than another, and another. No dramatic conversion or surrendering in my life. I long for the Gelassenheit-the state of no longer carrying it with you, surrender. God knows who he created, he knows what occured between that Genesis and this day, he knows my heart is to be all in. Sometimes it’s by Step(had to throw a little Rich Mullins in there). Lead Me has been my prayer this long summer singe-ing season. Forgive my unbelief. Make strong the feeble knees and hands. Reveal. Be what folks see and hear. Seth, this is not a plea for a “bye” on the surrendering. Just a state-of-the-state of a sincere heart and head seeking the unseen and laying it all out for him to pick up and move. And when I’ve done all I can do, I step back and wait…to watch the Lord, himself, move.

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