Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father Devotional

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Devotional

Peace So Unexplainable

A good father doesn’t let his child do whatever he wants. He sets up boundaries and rules for their safety and for their good. Our heavenly Father does the same for us and has been doing so since the beginning. Remember the Garden of Eden?

We like to choose our own way over God’s because we believe it will bring us happiness or satisfaction. But when we do this, instead of feeling happy and satisfied, we feel anxious and restless.

When we abide by the voice of our Father’s instruction, we have peace. Psalm 1 says that those who follow God are like a tree planted by a river, deeply rooted and flourishing, not tossed about by the wind. Instead, they have an underlying calm no matter their circumstances.

That type of peace can only come from our Father. It surpasses understanding (Phil. 4:7).

When we pursue Godly peace over earthly happiness, we are no longer at the mercy of the wind. We are trees planted firmly in the ground.

Written by Andrea Lucado