So there I was with a microphone in my hands, practicing music with the Praise Team for Sunday morning service.  All of us were parents, and there was no one available to watch the kids, so we let them loose in the sanctuary and tried to keep our practice brief.  As the kids screamed and chased each other around the empty pews we began to sing Matt Maher's version of "Lord, I Need You".  I don't think those words have ever been truer to me. 

Becoming a parent was not easy for me.  My husband and I had only been married a few months before we discovered our little one was on the way.  I hadn't yet figured out how to be a wife, and now I was expected to also be a mother!

I couldn't understand what God was doing.  This was not what I wanted.  Did He not understand I had very different plans?

Of course He knew.  He knows the deepest desires of my heart.  But He also knew that I needed to need Him. 

Somewhere along the way I started to believe that my marriage would be successful because of something I did.  And that if we stuck with my plan, we would have happy, intelligent children because of something I did.  But the truth is, my  husband, my daughter, my family and friends are all in my life because of something God did.  If I want to be happy in my marriage or as a parent, I need to step back and let God in.

Through the good times--"Lord I need You,"

And the bad--"Oh, I need You,"

When I start to think that I'm not enough--"Every hour I need You,"

When the ones I love do say or do things that hurt me--"You're my One Defense,"

When I have to say "I'm Sorry"--"My Righteousness"

Through all of life's ups and downs--"Oh God how I need You."

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