There is an old hymn written by Annie S. Hawkes titled ‘I Need Thee Every Hour’.  From the title it is very easy to guess the main theme of the hymn; there is never a time that we do not need God.

    One verse mentions ‘in joy or in pain’.  Many know they need God and will turn to Him when they are sad or in pain.  We need to realize that even in good times, times of joy, we also need Him.  He is the one who has given is breath and life.  Without those there would be no joy.  Every minute of every day, no matter how we feel or what we are doing, we need Him.

    It is God who can bring us peace in times of trouble or heartache.  He can help us fight off temptations.  He is also the one who can give us a beautiful sunset, a gentle rain or a field of wildflowers.  We need Him most of all because of what He says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  We need Him because He is the only way.

Published by Ray Richards