The fact that we seek God at all in times of misfortune shows us that our deepest being actually hungers and thirsts for him. We should bring our fears to God; we should bring him our sickness and anguish. But this is not enough. We must give him our innermost being, our heart and soul. When we humble ourselves before him in this way and give ourselves completely over to him – when we no longer resist giving him our whole person and whole personality – then he can help us, first by bringing us to bankruptcy and then by filling us with true life.