To try to run away from life is impossible to do,
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 withdrawal means renewal if we withdraw to pray
And listen in the quietness to hear what God will say.
-Helen Steiner Rice