I have been going through Sarah Young's Jesus Calling.
If you don't currently have a good devotional..this is one you would want to get.
I am really enjoying it.
Today's devotion just hit home and I wanted to share it:
Understanding will never bring you Peace. That's why I have instructed you to trust in Me, not in your own understanding. Human beings have a voracious appetite for trying to figure things out, in order to gain a sense of mastery over their lives. But the world presents you with an endless series of problems. As soon as you master one set, another pops up to challenge you. The relief you had anticipated is short-lived. Soon your mind is gearing up again: searching for understanding (mastery), instead of seeking Me (your Master).
The wisest of all men, Solomon, could never think his way through to Peace. His vast understanding resulted in feelings of futility, rather than in fulfillment. Finally, he lost his way and succumbed to the will of his wives by worshiping idols.
My Peace is not an elusive goal, hidden at the center of some complicated maze. Actually, you are always enveloped in Peace, which is inherent in My Presence. As you look to Me, you gain awareness of this precious Peace.
Isn't this true?
Sometimes I think that if I can just understand a situation or why I am having to go through something, then I will have peace about it.
But what truly brings Peace is trust.
Trust in a Savior that knows me and knows my situation perfectly.
Trust in a God who's promises never fail..ever.
This is the Peace I want.
Peace that is available to me just by being in His Presence.