Sometimes God blesses you by solving your problems. Other times, God blesses you by giving problems to overcome.

I was born into a spiritual community and I’ve spent my whole life as a spiritual student, including a period of atheism.

I’ve been blessed beyond many people I know and I’ve also experienced more emotional pain than a lot of people I know.

After a lifetime of Godwrestling, I’ve learned this:

As you pray, intend, believe, think, whatever you want to call it, remember the most enlightened prayer or thought is that Divine will be done. The purpose of prayer is to transform you, not to make you more comfortable by taking all your problems away.

Peace and fulfillment come when you ask God what to pray for. When you ask that God use you for the highest purpose.

When you give God a to-do list of all of your wants you’ll spend your entire life chasing wholeness and happiness.

Even when you’re shaking in your boots with fear and doubt, if you show faith in the Divine and give your worries to God, you will be soothed.



Heather Hans, LCSW, MSW, MBA, CPIC, is a Visionary, Healer & Teacher, and the author of The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with ConfidenceIt is Heather's firm belief that loving oneself is necessary to have fulfilling relationships and a successful life.  Join Heather’s 30-Day confidence challenge at