Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Why Do We Need God?

by Gregory A. Johnson

Why Do We Need God? by Gregory A. JohnsonWe need God. A list of reasons why we need Him would be endless—taking more than a lifetime to compile. Please allow me to share a few reasons with you that are close to my heart:
  • God covers us with amazing grace.
  • God surrounds us with supernatural peace.
  • God lets us know unconditional love. His love for us is not based on what we do or don’t do. His love for us was completed at the cross of Christ. It seems so simple, yet beyond our comprehension.
  • God gives us a supreme gift of love that enables us to love those that we could never love before.
  • God brings correction when we are wrong.
  • God gives us more than one chance.
  • God sees value in us.
  • God never gives up on us.
  • God allows us to dump all of our cares and anxieties on Him, granting us the privilege of communicating with Him in prayer.
  • God gives us hope.
We sense God in His creation. We hear God in Scripture. We marvel in God’s infinity. We need God.

Beloved, we all need God. In fact, God is all we need.

“Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!

“Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,

“who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,

“who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

“who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalms 103:1-5).

Heavenly Father, I confess today that I need you. You are so good to me. Your benefits are endless. My mind cannot fully comprehend your love and goodness toward me. The grace that you have granted me is truly amazing. I need you, LORD. I need you today and every day. LORD, you are truly all that I need. Surround me with your presence today. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

(The above is excerpted from the book, Be Encouraged: A Daily Devotional, Volume 2, by Gregory A. Johnson. Copyright © by Gregory A. Johnson. All rights reserved. For a complete list of books, visit

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