Neediness Has an Aroma

If I had to explain neediness, I would describe it as the desperate expression of absolute dependence.  Neediness definitely has a scent to it, perceived differently depending on who is needed.

Between people, neediness has a repulsive stench, exposing our limited strength and supply.  No fault there, we’re not designed to be each other’s source.

Jesus, however, finds desperation a sweet smell, an opportunity to show His limitless love, grace, and supply. Neediness is neither wrong nor offensive when you bring it to the right One.


O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.  Isaiah 33:2 NIV