For no matter where you chance to go,
Your troubles will follow you;
For though the scenery is different,
When you look deep inside you'll find
the same deep, restless longings
that you thought you left behind.
So when life becomes a problem
much too great for us to bear,
Instead of trying to escape,
let us withdraw in prayer.
For withdraw means renewal
if we withdraw to pray
And listen in the quietness
to hear what God will say.
Helen Steiner Rice