“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.” Psalm 9:18
It’s OK to be needy.
Really, it’s ok to be needy.
In our culture it’s not, I know. Being needy has been a bad thing; worse than bad if you’re a woman! A lot of women fought very hard for our rights: the right to vote, the right to work the same job for the same pay as a man and many more.
The sad thing is in all that fighting, we lost something. We lost our need to be dependent.
Needy, when it comes to God, is not bad at all! Quite the opposite. It is quite good.
All of us are needy; we came into that world that way. We were completely dependent in every way: food, shelter, affection. As we become adults, our dependence lessens.
God calls us children of God for a reason. We need to be always dependent on him; he’s the only one who can fill all our needs with a pure motive and unconditional love.
It is imperative that we learn as early as possible to run to Jesus to have these needs met. When our neediness is not filled by Jesus, it becomes a force of destruction in our lives. This force is so powerful and deceptive, we can get pulled into its wake and not realize it until the damage is already done.
As radically changed, revolutionized by love, women and girls, Jesus’ love fills us, giving us the strength, courage and foundation we need and we are changed and our lives will show it!