"I longed for honours, gains, marriage; and You mocked
me. In these desires I underwent the most bitter hardships, You
being the more gracious the less You allowed anything which
was not You to grow sweet to me. Behold my heart, O Lord, you who want me to recall all this, and confess it to You.
Now let my soul cleave to You..." Confessions 6:9
We want so many things and still God is teaching us that having him is the most satisfying thing we can know. Why are we so slow and why is God so amazingly patient with us?