She cried, with her head in her hands. "I'm sorry. I'm not excited about tonight. I'm not excited about us. I want to be excited."
He looked at the ring on her finger and it gave him strength.
"I know. I wish you were too. But it's okay."
She looked at him and then said, "I'm so sorry hunny." She wiped her eyes and sniffed. She sat up. A moment later she asked, "What do you need from me right now? I know I'm not good at this relationship, but what do you need?"
"Just give me your hand."
She looked surprised and curious but put her hand in his. He held it and said, "This is all I need. We can go through hard things together but all I really need is to feel connected."
He reflected on his feelings and said, "Yep. I'm bummed, but that's my only need right now."
She scooted closer to him, her body pressing against him on the couch, and put her other hand on his knee. "I can totally give you that, hunny."
(Story based on a friend's first hand account)
Sometimes the woes of life are too much for us, and this makes us feel too much for someone else, or for God. But listen deeply to your soul and it will tell you this. That more important than happiness or peace, our need is connection. God wants you to come to him, no matter what you bring. He wants you to scoot a little closer to him.