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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

When I'm feeling needy...

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I admit. Sometimes I'm needy.

I need my husband to tell me something sweet, or praise me for a job well done.

I need physical affection. I need him to sneak up behind me and hold me.

I need him to listen attentively to my story about our day even if he doesn't care.

Sometimes I just need him to be on the same page with me.

Anybody?

There are more days than not that my man meets all of my needs. However, there are those times when I'm so needy, that it would be impossible to make me happy. In fact, at these times, I'm restless and I really have no idea what I need.

There are times in marriage when you feel in tune with your spouse, and then there are times when no matter what you do, you're just missing the mark. It's not his fault (or yours). It's a restless spirit that can only be calmed with one thing.

I think these restless moments in our hearts are God's way of telling us all we need is Him. It's a way of drawing us near. There is a reason why our husbands can't meet all of our needs. There is a reason why we feel unsettled and misunderstood at times.

Our Heavenly Father wants to be the one to meet us where no one else can. He wants to shower us with grace and understanding. He wants to listen. He wants us to need him.

When we feel like no one in the world gets it. Remember He always does!

I realized that I was feeling a bit whiny, anxious, and hard to please. This is also known as PMS. Whatever the cause, it's an opportunity for me to realize that sometimes? No one here on earth can meet my needs. I cannot look to man to fulfill me in only ways God can. Not only can I not expect my husband to read my mind and meet every single need I have, I cannot rely on friends, family members, or even you to fill my heart with something only God can give me.

I think sometimes our expectations of our spouse, friends, or other relationships end in disappointment because we put too much weight on them. People are people. Imperfect, messed up, maybe dysfunctional?, people!

People can only do so much.

God can do so much more.

When you're feeling restless, seek Him. I promise He will fill your heart.

My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. ~Psalm 62: 1-2
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9 Comments:

At February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM , Blogger MiMi said...

You always write the most moving posts. And you're right...I think it's God's way of telling us that we only need Him and need to remember to rest in Him alone.

 
At February 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM , Blogger ckbrylliant said...

Thanks I needed this tonite!

 
At February 16, 2012 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Peeper said...

A, I've been totally open with you about my spiritual struggles. I feel this restlessness all too often - you totally hit the nail on the head. I've looked, I've seeked in earnest and haven't been able to tap into it. I think it's just grace that I'm waiting for. Is that crazy? I think it will be the grace of God that one day fills my soul back up....

 
At February 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Cindi said...

Amen!

Love today's post!

Following my husband's affair, it is ONLY through the grace of God we're still married.

 
At February 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Shell said...

Such a good reminder that God is always there.

I think I expect too much from my husband sometimes.

 
At February 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Not a Perfect Mom said...

I am so needy...sometimes I feel badly for my hubs...
great post!

 
At February 17, 2012 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

What a great post, and an amazing reminder. I love how you described those moments of restlessness!

 
At February 17, 2012 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Missy said...

I just had a moment like this yesterday. I'd been feeling disconnected from my husband and was getting a little annoyed by it. Then I learned about 4 very sad things in other people's lives in one day. It was like God was sending me a message - appreciate my blessings because it could be significantly worse.

Great post!

 
At February 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Dionne said...

I am experiencing this right now a bit. Yes, PMS time never helps. I think hubby and me need to find ways to reconnect or connect on a regular basis. Love the line,"God can do so much more." So true. Love reading your blog friend.

 

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