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I was introduced to this artist by Matt. I have listened to a bunch of his songs this weekend and this one keeps calling me back for more. I believe because it is a reality check for me and for us all. There is no good in us innately. We are a fallen people. As Romans 3 says:

“There’s nobody living right, not even one,
nobody who knows the score, nobody alert for God.
They’ve all taken the wrong turn;
they’ve all wandered down blind alleys.
No one’s living right;
I can’t find a single one…
This makes it clear, doesn’t it, that whatever is written in these Scriptures is not what God says about others but to us to whom these Scriptures were addressed in the first place! And it’s clear enough, isn’t it, that we’re sinners, every one of us, in the same sinking boat with everybody else? Our involvement with God’s revelation doesn’t put us right with God. What it does is force us to face our complicity in everyone else’s sin.”
– The Message

But now that the reality check has been issued, it doesn’t stop there. If so, we would be a people with no hope. The rest of the story goes like this:

“Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.”- The Message Romans 3

Listen to the song and below are the lyrics. Ponder what a great gift we have been given! Face the reality of your sin and turn to the One who can deal with it!

I’m thirsty, God, I’m thirsty
From drinking what destroys me
I’m pouring poison in my cup

I’m hungry, God, I’m hungry
Consuming what controls me
Somehow it never fills me up

We all want to find something to pass the time
But that could never be enough

Everybody says we’re all so different
But everybody knows we’re all the same
We’re all trying to find a pill to numb the pain
Something’s got to change

Do you remember when you
Had so much hope within you
It lingers deep inside you still

The more of us we swallow
The more we become hollow
Until we don’t know how to feel

We all want to find something to satisfy
But we could never be enough

When everything we say and take just leads to war and hate
We only pass the blame, sedate the pain, and move along
But something feels so wrong, so deep inside, so hard to hide
So desperately we try and try, and come to find that we are not what we’ve been looking for
I can’t believe I”m hearing people say that all is well
I think it’s time we all admit we have no good within ourselves

Cause we are not okay, we’re not alright, and we need to pray for help
Forgive us for our pride, Oh God, Oh God, please save us from ourselves!

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