Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: . .
     Let not your heart be troubled.

     — John 14:27

Whenever a thing becomes difficult in personal experience, we are in
danger of blaming God, but it is we who are in the wrong, not God,
there is some perversity somewhere that we will not let go.
Immediately we do, everything becomes as clear as daylight. As long
as we try to serve two ends, ourselves and God, there is perplexity.
The attitude must be one of complete reliance on God. When once we
get there, there is nothing easier than living the saintly life;
difficulty comes in when we want to usurp the authority of the Holy
Spirit for our own ends.

Whenever you obey God, His seal is always that of peace, the witness
of an unfathomable peace, which is not natural, but the peace of
Jesus. Whenever peace does not come, tarry till it does or find out
the reason why it does not. If you are acting on an impulse, or from
a sense of the heroic, the peace of Jesus will not witness; there is
no simplicity or confidence in God, because the spirit of simplicity
is born of the Holy Ghost, not of your decisions. Every decision
brings a reaction of simplicity.

My questions come whenever I cease to obey. When I have obeyed God,
the problems never come between me and God, they come as probes to
keep the mind going on with amazement at the revelation of God. Any
problem that comes between God and myself springs out of
disobedience; any problem, and there are many, that is alongside me
while I obey God, increases my ecstatic delight, because I know that
my Father knows, and I am going to watch and see how He unravels this

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