Sometimes I felt overwhelmed by all that life entails. I seek solace, but I’m tempted to do so in the wrong places:
I may throw myself against my trials, trying to overcome them by my own strength. But soon I find I’m too weak to do so.
I may seek the repose of sleep, but I awake crabbier, more internally desiccated, and an hour older.
I may lose myself in the escapism of entertainment, but I emerge on the other side still consternated and pained.
I may stimulate myself with food or drink or pleasure, but the result is that though I’ve bloated myself, my hunger and thirst remain.
But then, having exhausted my options, I turn to God. And if I connect with Him in prayer for just 15 minutes, my feelings are made joyful, my mind is restored, my thoughts become clear, and my anxiety is unknotted. Whenever I lack anything, I’m learning that God, and nothing else, will satisfy me.