What Does The Bible Say About Our Need Of God?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Psalms 69:6 – But I am needy and poor; O God, help me. Thou art my helper and my deliverer: O Lord, make no delay.
Psalms 72:27 – For behold they that go far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that are disloyal to thee.
Psalms 123:1-5 – If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say: If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up against us, Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us, Perhaps the waters had swallowed us up. Our soul hath passed through a torrent: perhaps our soul had passed through a water insupportable.
Psalms 142:6-7 -I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without water unto thee. Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
John 15:4-5 – Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Philippians 2:13 – for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.