I really like listening to music, it helps me focus while I work. Right now I’m listening to a Pandora station, and the song that came up was Saviour, Please, by Josh Wilson. The chorus goes:
I try to be so tough, but I’m just not strong enough. I can’t do this alone, God I need You to hold onto me. I try to be good enough, but I’m nothing without Your love. Saviour please, keep saving me.
I really like this song and can identify with its message. As a Christian, I have been saved from condemnation by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. When Jesus arose from the grave after being buried for three days, he conquered the two things that all men have been trapped by for all of time, sin and death. Those who have trusted in Jesus’ sacrifice are no longer trapped by sin and death. This is a beautiful reality.
Although I know I have life in Christ, I struggle all the time. Sin shows up in my life that I am just ready to be done with. There are days when I cannot wait for heaven, a place where there is no sin, and no pain. There are days when I feel like I have nothing left. Then, when I feel like giving up, something happens that refreshes me and reminds me of where my hope is. A sermon, song, or passage from the scriptures reminds me of how great God is, and how much he loves me. On the hard days, I cry out to Jesus to save me. He has already saved me from the ultimate evil, but I daily need his grace.
I believe that the hard times are fundamental to spiritual growth, they are times when we glorify God through our weakness. If Christians never had hard times, times of struggle, they would not feel the need to rely on God. They would not cry out for the Holy Spirit’s help.
That is why I love Josh Wilson’s song, it addresses reality. We cannot win this fight on our own. We need Jesus to keep saving us.
Savior please, keep saving me. I need you.