“To will what God wills brings peace.”
Amy Carmichael, a missionary to India for over 55 years of her life, is credited with those words. She was also responsible for saving young women from forced prostitution, rescuing Hindu temple children, withstanding violent threats, and enduring long journeys in savage lands for the sake of others.
When asked about missionary life, she described it as “simply a chance to die.” Yet, she was a woman of peace because she was a woman of God. She desired His will above her own. Her complicated life was anything but complicated when it came to obedience.
We have a tendency to overcomplicate the will of God, don’t we? How often have we ignored the clear teachings of Scripture to wander off into the imaginations of guesswork saying to ourselves, “What is God’s will for me?”