We live in a society where we are stressed out, sick, troubled, tired, all sorts of things just weighing us down. And we want these pressures to stop, but we want them all to stop now. There are millions of quick fixes to all these problems, they usually only last a short time or don't work at all and so we jump to the next one or take more and more of whatever it is to help us.
Last week I found this quote by comedian Lily Tomlin:
"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."
It's probably the simplest and at the same time hardest thing to do, but you'll be surprised how well it works. I also read (and can't find, sorry) someone mentioning that the biggest weapon in satan's arsenal at the moment is hurry, if we can keep ourselves so stressed out and rushing around we won't have time for all God has for us.
Relationships take time, they're slow. Our relationship with Jesus is no different. Want to feel better? Want Jesus to be more real in your life? Try slowing down.