I love how Sarah Young describes this in her book Jesus Calling as she refers to these hard times, "Through the aridity of those desert marches, I have drawn you closer and closer to Myself. You have discovered flowers of Peace blossoming in the most desolate places. You have learned to thank Me for hard times and difficult journeys, trusting that through them I accomplish My best work. You have realized that needing Me is the key to knowing Me intimately, which is the gift above all gifts."
"The Lord will guide you continually,
giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength.
You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring."
(Isaiah 58:11 NLT)
Thank You, Lord, for these words this morning, reminding me that it is okay, and it is even good, to be needy ... needy of Your strength, of Your love, of You. Everyday ... all day ... needy.