"We have arrogantly exalted ourselves, and we've come to believe we can fix every ailment without God...Jeremiah issued the Lord's stern rebuke: 'My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. (Jeremiah 2:13)'" By Franklin Graham
So I guess we can continue trying to use our own "broken" methods to fix our problems, which God clearly labels as "sin." Or, we can return to the spring of living water (His name is Jesus!) and never thirst again. No, the problems will not go away, but by seeking His help it forces us to humbly say "I can't do this without you, Lord, even when it seems the world (books, TV, well-meaning friends) offers so many practical solutions." And through this we stop exalting ourselves. We come face-to-face with the Truth, humble ourselves, and give Him all the glory!