Does one line of a song sometimes grab you bringing you to full attention? That happened to me last week as I joined in worship with my sisters singing Matt Maher’s song, “Lord I Need You”. I had sung this song many times before, but God gripped me with that one line.
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.
Often we are deceived into believing that this walk of faith just automatically happens. It doesn’t. We have need to train ourselves in the faith. My song of faith does not always arise. I must train it to rise up. Sometimes I need to set myself down in the chair and preach some truths to me. Training my song to rise to God is practicing. It goes against what I am feeling and praises His name no matter what.
Let’s join in with David training his song to rise.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
We choose to trust. We choose to worship. We choose to sing to the Lord. We lean into Him. He is all-sufficient. We so desperately need Him. We don’t want to become self-sufficient, but totally God-sufficient.
Lord, I need You, Oh, I need You. You are my hope and my stay. You are my stronghold. You are the strength of my life. I sing a new song to you today.