When you are distraught or depressed, anxious or obsessed, your friends tell you that this or that is the solution to your problems. Though they are earnestly trying to help you, they cannot understand the complexity of your being. Even you don’t really understand yourself.
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, says there is One who understands you: the One who created you. Whenever you obey God, there is within you “an unfathomable peace, which is not natural, but the peace of Jesus. Simplicity is born of God, not of your decisions. As long as we try to serve two ends, ourselves and God, there is perplexity.”
As we serve God alone, there is simplicity.