“The peace that surpasses all understanding.” This is how Paul describes what your spirit is like when you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Or with faith, or with Jesus, or …
I spend my time trying to put into words this faith that I know. I try to share the experiences and understandings that I have, but when it really comes down to it, the only way to describe it is to say that it surpasses all understanding. I can’t possibly tell you all that fills my heart. I can’t possibly tell you how I see the Holy Spirit work in the most unexpected ways, and how what I see is more than what the “world” sees. All I can do is try to put words to something that is far beyond words. All I can do is tell you my stories and hope that you can start to see them in your lives, too.
There are so many things in faith that seem to run counter to what we should do, feel, or understand: joy in suffering, peace in chaos, and restraint in the face of excess are not what we expect. With faith, however, these are not required, but are given as gift. It’s hard to describe, but I’m sure going to keep trying.
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