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Dichotomy of Hopeless Despair

As I read Oswald's devotional this morning I found something that resonated with other things I have learned. It came to me that there can be times of amazing dichotomy in our lives that just don't make logical sense but can have a profound effect on our experience and relationship with God. First let me share part of the reading for today.

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…