Why So Needy ?
The dictionary defines ‘needy’ as lacking the necessities of life; very poor
I have food, a roof over my head, and clothes. I don’t meet the definition—I’m not needy in that sense. Why do I feel needy?. Never quite content. Always with the nagging notion that something else will make me happier.
Emotional needs: Do I need people to like me? Is anyone paying attention to me? Am I appreciated?
This type of neediness has become remarkably apparent with the arrival of social media.
Physical needs:I need nicer clothes. Do I need more money—discretionary funds? Do I need a better job, a nicer house, new furniture, more stuff?
When I have that next thing—whatever it is—will I be happy?
I am not needy. I’m a child of the Living God—Creator of the Universe. Have I forgotten he created the world I live in? He is in control, even when I feel out of control.
Why so needy?
I’ve listened to the evil one, who tells me I’m not enough and I don’t have enough. Satan tells me I need more. He is also the one telling me my Heavenly Father can’t provide for me. He tells me my God is too far away to care about what I need. Satan is a liar—from the beginning of time. (John 8:44)
I found Bible verses to remind me of who I am and of who cares for me.
- God has promised to always be by my side. He will never leave me. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
- When I’m venturing into unknown territory, God says, Don’t fear because I’m walking right along with you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
- God has promised to be with me, to strengthen me, and to help me. (Isaiah 41:10-13)
- God wants me to be carefree, and throw anxieties his way. He has it handled and is very careful with me. 1 Peter 5:7
- Jesus said to stop being anxious about what I’ll eat, drink, or wear. People without God strive for those things. My heavenly Father knows what I need. (Matthew 6:31-32)
- He says to spend my time seeking the kingdom of God and he will supply everything I need. (Matthew 6:33)
- God says to keep my life free from the love of money, to be content with what I have. He has promised to never leave me. (Hebrews 13:5-6)
- When I don’t understand what is going on in life, I’ll remember that God causes all things to work together for good for those who love him---those who are called to be in his kingdom. (Romans 8:28)
- I will be bold and free in my Lord’s presence. I am confident that when I ask for anything according to his will, he’s listening, and I know I have what I have asked for. (1 John 5:14-15)
“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.” Isaiah 59:1 NIV
What Scripture helps you in your time of need?
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