Our Needs in Life


“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”

Hebrews 13:5


I have many favorite verses in the Bible, but this is definitely high on my list of favorites.

Everyone knows someone who is never quite happy with what they have.  This verse encourages us to stay away from greed and the feeling of never having enough.

So, what do we really need in life?

3 Needs in Life

1. Love

We have all heard songs, books, and poems say, “All we need is love.”  I would strongly agree with this phrase because where would we be without love?

“God is love.” −1 John 4:8


I could imagine my life without God and His beautiful blessings!

2. Hope

Just as love, I couldn’t imagine a life without hope.  Hope is a expectation and/or promise of things to come.  Without hope of brighter days to come, there’s no need to work towards any of our goals or dreams.

3. Encouragement

One of the greatest gifts along with the last two mentioned would be encouragement.  So, we have the love to get our lives started and hope to work towards our goals and dreams.

But, what happens when we fail?  Not only will we need love and hope, we are going to need encouragement.  Encouragement in various ways, but I believe it all comes from God.  However, God may send encouragement in the form of a person, a note, a book, an animal, nature, etc.

Regardless of how it is sent, we need encouragement to keep moving through the failures we will inevitably experience.

All three of these needs can be found in Hebrews 13:5 and are available for all of us.


Action: List what you believe you need out of life and then compare your list to the list above.  See how the 3 Needs in Life will enhance and empower your list.  Discover various ways of meeting these needs in your life.

Question(s)Do you feel there are other important needs in life?  If so, please share them. (Please leave a comment below.)

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