Holiness is found in fulfilling our duty of state. What about all the prayers and devotions? Wherever we find ourselves at any moment in life is also a vocation. Bad things are the result of sin not God, but God draws good from them. The perfections and goodness of God. Prayer, obedience, love. Penance.
We are our own worst enemy, because we make ourselves unhappy by not accepting what is, by preferring things to be other than what they are. We can be at peace if we choose to want what God wants. That way, we’re always getting what we want. We will not grow in peace nor will we grow in holiness until we recognize in all things an opportunity to lives God’s will for us.
Every single one of us was made with a God-sized hole in our souls. Our entire being cries out to fill this God-sized hole within us. We’re incomplete without God, and we cannot be happy without him.