I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and in difficulties, for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10
Some days I feel as though the only thing I have is my need. It’s not that I’m confused about the fact that I have food, family, shelter, friends, salvation, community, etc. But my need feels so great that it overshadows truth. I need to be able to make it to the next pay period, although it’s looking highly unlikely today. I need to exercise self-control in an area, and I fail repeatedly. I need to be revived in the Word and I’m not. Need, need, need. There isn’t a single area in my life where I feel I can kick back and say, “Crushed it!” I’m so desperate for Him, His grace, His favor, His provision, His mercy. I need Him. He does what I can’t. He has what I don’t. He is what I’m not.
And so today, when my needs are adding up quickly, and it feels like I’m about to drown under the weight of them, I will lift my head up above the water, take a deep, sustaining breath, and call on the One who is the lifter of my head (Ps 3:3), and trust Him to supply all my needs (Phil 4:19) (2 Pet 1:3). I will feast on His Word (Ps 119:162). I will trust and not fret (Ps 37:8). I will take pleasure in my needs (2 Cor 12:10). I will be needy well.