We each lead lives filled with problems. Many of the most painful ones are internal. We live our lives suffering from all kinds of these inner hurts including: insecurity, loneliness, anger, bitterness, resentment, fear, and sadness.
We do some crazy things to try and solve these inner problems! We drink, we shop, we eat, we work, we hide… all in an attempt to solve the pain of our problems. If we are anxious we may have a drink, if we are stressed we may grab some m&m’s, if we are lonely we may log on to Facebook, if we are feeling unattractive we may buy a new pair of shoes. These “solutions” however only offer us temporary relief!
We must stop looking for a solution to our inner turmoil and unhappiness outside ourselves but instead look within. These external solutions will never truly solve our problems or satisfy us. They distract us from the true source of a solution that lies within ourselves.
Sure, we can distract ourselves from our inner problems, but they are still there in the morning… and we are then stuck with the hangover, the debt, the extra weight, the inevitable disappointment that an external solution offers. Often our attempt to solve our problems in this way just perpetuates our problems and creates more pain.
Nothing and no one on Earth can truly make us happy. No amount of money, attractiveness, success, or even the “perfect” relationship can heal our pain.
We solve our inner problems by looking instead inside ourselves. We look within our souls for the solution. We are present with the problem. We feel the pain. We recognize it and then release it to God.
We quiet our minds from anger and blame. Then we pray. We heal our inner problems by listening to His Voice as He lovingly directs our path and heals our hearts.
You cannot solve inside problems with outside solutions… as God heals us from the inside.
❤️Ann ‘Not Just A Blonde’
Inspiration for this post from “The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer.