The only way I can experience the peace that passes all understanding is when I am surrendering everything to the Lord.
The moment I realize that I am not experiencing His peace is the greatest indication I have that my ego is fighting to regain control of my life.
The good news is that I have learned from years of trying to be in charge that it is just not worth it. I am the most content that I can be when I have relinquished everything to Him.
The serenity that I experience when I am facing adversity enables me to think clearly and hear Him speak to me in one of the many forms in which He communicates.
I pray that God will help me live continuously in His presence, aware of the peace and joy that is mine because of my inheritance as one of His children.