‘All I Need Is You’: Hanging on Him When It’s Hard

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A lot of times in life we find ourselves chasing things that only lead to emptiness. We chase things of the world, but God is always going to be standing there for us to turn to. Why do we chase things while knowing God is right by our side and is so much better than any amount of money or prize?

I am a huge fan of Lecrae, and in his song, “All I need is You,” he speaks on just how amazing God and the life he has for us really is. Today, we’ll look at some verses in Acts that relate to this topic.

24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,
Acts 17:24-27

Verses 25 and 25
It’s truly breathtaking to sit back and look at the world and all of its beauty. Often, during the summer, I will just look straight up at the stars, and it is so unbelievable to me that God created those with his words. As a Biology major, I hear all these theories and ideas about how the world came to be.

Yet, anytime I step back and look at the world, I wonder “How can anything or anyone but God create something this perfect?” God made us with such ease, but yet He made us perfectly in His image.

Verses 26 and 27
Literally from one man, God made all the nations. He made us to inhabit the earth, and he made everything perfect. Everything was perfect until man sinned, because the Bible says that when God saw all he had made and, “It was very good.”

God’s statement of creation being good tells us that he makes all creations perfect, but we, as humans, are the reason for the sin and corruption in the world. He gives us perfect things and places people in our lives for his perfect plan, and the only obstacle is our mistakes.

So, ultimately we see that God is all we need. Whenever we turn to him, he will never fail us. He is perfect and is on our side.

When we find ourselves feeling empty inside from chasing the things of this world, we need to step back and see if we are chasing God or the world. God is more than enough, and if you let him be, he is all that we need.

-Cade Gibson
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