The song Lord I Need You by Matt Maher beautifully expresses that moment when we step back and realize we can’t do it alone anymore. We must rely on God.

It’s Easy to Forget That We’re Small

It’s so easy sometimes to forget how small we are; to get so wrapped up in our everyday lives and responsibilities. At times like these, we can forget to look up to God.  As the years go by, I’ve begun to realize that when I don’t allow God to play an active role in my life, things go wrong.

I’m confident that at some point in life you have become overwhelmed by whatever you were doing.  Whether it was work, school, or trying to fix a problem with friends or family, there were a lot of things that blinded you to God’s grace. During these times, all we have to do is look up. When we take a step back and remind ourselves of our need of a savior, Christ does amazing things.

Jesus Meets You in the Everyday

For many people, that moment of realization occurs at a Steubenville STL Mid-America (a.k.a “SteubySTL”) conference.  And while SteubySTL is an incredible place to encounter the person of Jesus, He desires to meet you in the everyday.  He is ready whenever you are; whenever you can step back and say “Lord, I need you. Every hour I need You, my one defense, my righteousness.  Oh God, how I need You.”

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So, take a break, put in some headphones, and let this song guide your prayer and your heart back to Him who longs to hold you.

“Lord I Need You” Lyrics

Verse 1:
Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You’re the One that guides my heart

Chorus:
Lord I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Verse 2:
Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Chorus:
Lord I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Bridge:
Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus, You’re my hope and stay

Chorus:
Lord I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

You’re my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Written by Emily Davenport
Emily is a student at Truman State University. She loves serving on the REAP team in St. Louis and spending as much time as possible with her youth group. Emily is also secretly a ninja (she has her black belt in Tae Kwon Do) and loves nothing more than driving with the windows down singing along to Taylor Swift songs.