To know God is the purpose of all we do and all we have.
Submissive unity with God is not an erasure of ourselves, it is a part of finding and strengthening ourselves.
To be united with God is possible. Seek His will and He will teach it to you, and to see His will is to love it as your own.
God loves you more than anyone else ever could, and He is enough. This is a promise we can rely on, but to understand it requires unity with Him.
Before seeking comfort from God, I knew I needed to repent. Repentance requires no words of self-recrimination, only an open heart looking forward.