What many of us are referencing when we say we need or want “peace” about something is actually not peace at all.

It’s emotional comfort.

Peace that passes understanding is just that—something that surpasses out ability to comprehend it. What we want is for everything to make sense, and then, because we understand it all, to feel good about what we know. That’s cerebral. That’s emotional comfort. Divine peace, on the other hand, says, “I don’t understand it all, and yet in spite of that, I’m at one with God.”

It’s not the absence of conflict, it’s knowing who’s at the helm of the ship when the seas are up.

If we’re focused more on personal happiness than we are with ongoing spiritual maturity, we’ll misinterpret trials as judgements instead of invitations to become Christlike.

Sail on.


Gabe · 23 Oct ’14 at 9:30 am

Oh, dang, that’s deep. Thanks for posting that!

    Christopher Hopper · 23 Oct ’14 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks so much, Gabe. Your comments are always such an encouragement.

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