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All I Need is You

Praise be to Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (Psalm 68:19 NIV)

Have you ever felt as if life just smacked you in the face without warning? Well, that’s how I am feeling right now! My college graduation is approaching soon; I should be happy, right? Wrong! With an unsupportive family, a descending job market for college graduates, finalizing a divorce at the age of 22 and having LITERALLY $1.72 in my savings account, I truly began to frightfully question my future. How am I going to live without my spouse, who has been my support for the past five years? Where am I going to live? How am I going to pay these bills? What am I going to do after undergrad? Where is my life headed? WHERE IS MY SUPPORT SYSTEM?

One night I was lying alone in my bed hysterically crying, listening to I’m Going Down by Mary J. Blige on my iPod. (Monitor the music you allow to entertain your spirit, especially at the most vulnerable times in your life). I mean I was having a real pity party about my failed marriage that God specifically told me not to enter and several other voids in my life. Overtaken with emotion, I began to cry out to the Lord. The very next song that my iPod shuffled to was All I Need Is You by Hillsong. I began to worship as the lyrics flowed.

All I need is you!

All I need is you Lord, is you Lord!

All I need is you!

A spirit of comfort drifted over my body as the next verse began:

You hold the universe!

You hold EVERYONE on earth!

You hold!

Isaiah 43:5 says, “Do not be afraid for I am with you…” (NIV) My mind reminisced on the many “sticky” and destructive situations God had brought me through and He had truly gotten the glory so why was I worried? Why did I place a limit on my Lord and Savior?

I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep you over. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned. For I am your Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior. (Isaiah 43:2-3 NIV)

This is not the time to have pity parties with the devil! This vulnerable time in your life is for worship, praise and growth in the spirit. There is too much at stake!

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for helping me to recognize that I am in the safest place in the whole world, which is in  YOUR will. Fill every empty void and when man disappoints me, remind me that all I need is You Lord! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to trust the plan of your Savior and not to worry or question the unseen or misunderstood. Have FAITH that God has your life under total control. Life may get tough and you may have to let some people go for God to mold you into everything He has created you to be.

Check out Hillsong’s “All I Need is You” video. I pray it blesses you the same way!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV63_Vmf-74

Ms. Chaunte’ Tate is an undergraduate senior pursuing a career in journalism. She is passionate about the spiritual advancements of all followers of Christ. Her favorite scripture is “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge but fools despise wisdom and instruction” Proverbs 1:7

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12 thoughts on “All I Need is You”

  1. Chaunte’ let me first say WELCOME to the team!!! Awesome first post girlie! I love the truth that lies within but more importantly the fact the GOD is evident throughout the post and the situation! B Blessed! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Chaunte` this is a great word…and your right God really has it under control. I remember feeling similarly when I graduated from college the first time…and the second time and when I quit my job years later. You are at a pivotal moment in your life because its such a transitional and transformative stage. You are truly becoming a woman and more responsible for your life. It’s a stage that we ALL have been through. Granted some people have a support system but you know what there are MANY who don’t. I am a living witness that he can bring you to and through every situation. God Bless!

  3. Chaunte’ that was what I needed. I’m in the same situation to an extent. I received my undergrad in December and a job has not come my way but Sallie Mae has. But you are right God has our life under total control. Keep the FAITH before you realize it God will put things in your favor.

  4. I like the thought of not worrying about what is “misunderstood”. I love it!! Your post was very encouraging. Thank you! It’s so hard to recognize that all we need is the Lord. If we understood that, we would be much better off.

  5. Ms. Tate, I just want to thank you sooooo much, I needed to read this. I would like to speak or email you, can u email me? So that we can possibly talk through email or by phone? Thank you. My email is cry_style19@hotmail.com.

  6. Sorry that it has taken me so long to reply. First I would like to say I’m honored to be choosen as a new writer and thank you all for you encouraging and motivating words. When the devil throw something at me, I begin to hum All I Need Is You! I’m glad I could help out!
    Crystal my email address is tatecj@gmail.com….hope to hear from you soon!

  7. This was such a powerful read. I’m at a vulnerable state and a lot of the passages were reminders that I NEEDED. Sometimes I feel like misunderstood or should give up hope on a certain situation. God is telling me don’t worry, He’s got me. But when you’re human as we all are and vulnerable its hard not to worry or overthink. Thank you for being transparent and I pray for you and wish you the best. I needed to read this!

    1. God will NEVER leave or forsake you. Whenever you get discouraged, as we all do, just remember that he has everything under control 🙂 continue to be blessed!!

  8. I’m playing catch up. Reading the words I’ve missed. This one was Encouraging and Truthful! Thank you for sharing. God is amazing, and he didn’t bring us this far to leave us! May God continue to reign favor on you!

  9. Chaunte`, This is awesome! I love that scripture in Isaiah that you referenced. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned…He is telling us that in plain black and white! He’s got you honey! Just keep the faith. Come back and read this when you are feeling discouraged. BTW, you have an extended support system right here sugah 🙂

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