Imagine someone who has a secret. You know they have a secret, and you know they won’t tell you, but you know that it must be a really great secret because they seem so happy about it all the time. Think about how much confidence and strength the secret gives to that person, especially when someone else wants to know it.
Is Jane Austen really out of touch for taking her heroines’ disappointed hopes so seriously? Or was my reaction more indicative of how little credit I wanted to give to my own heart?
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Without morality we are devoid of values or principles; we lose our way on a journey to live meaningfully. You see, when reverence is considered so out of touch with reality, we blindly assume that our immediate emotional reactions and ignorance are more profound and wise than anything that had been set as a standard in the past. “This,” our world promptly affirms, “is your truth.” We become arrogant over our own ignorance.
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”
In all things, God is good. Even in hurt, God is good. If we let go and let God take control of our hearts, He fills up those wounds with love. He restores our interior peace, and He holds us close in His arms.
I don’t know how to explain it, but as we battled for peace, we battled wills. My will against God’s will. Despite being one of the most stubborn people I know, I am no match for God.
Ultimately, God’s will is so much better.
“Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows.” By clinging to our own wills in opposition to God’s, we drive the dagger deeper, introducing the poison of selfishness into our emotional wound where it can fester and do greater damage. In contrast, fiat allows God’s grace to fill the wound, healing, strengthening, and restoring peace in the midst of suffering.