I crave to be known and understood. I want to know that I am loved for who I am even on my messy, less than graceful days. I far too often forget that I don’t have to chase after acceptance or approval from others. My Creator knows me better than I know myself, and He loves me more than I can comprehend. I sometimes try to fill this need to be known and understood with junk that does not fully satisfy. I think that if I am having a bad day that I “need” that comfort food, or to veg in front of the TV, or call a friend or loved one and tell them all about my bad day. I am learning that I don’t need any of the above things on the hard days. What I need is Jesus, and time to read God’s word, and pray. Trying to de-stress in any other way will never satisfy as much as finding my rest, hope, and peace in Him.
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt was crave. You can learn more about Five Minute Friday here.