“God, please help me with ______.” We want God to solve our problems, but we don’t know what our worst problem is, the one responsible for all the others. We don’t realize that distance from God is the most lethal problem we have.
As I read the Bible, relationship with God is ALWAYS the issue that trumps every other concern, and that relating to God will always, ALWAYS, be on God’s terms, not our’s.
God made a way for us to revolve our lives around Him, as our FIRST THING. Everything else–our marriages, checkbooks, self-esteem, health issues–is a SECOND THING. When the FIRST THING (God) is in first place, every SECOND THING will be ours to enjoy.