Understanding will never bring you peace. That’s why the Lord has instructed you to trust in Him, and not in your own understanding, Human beings have a voracious appetite for trying to figure things out in order to gain a sense of mastery over their lives, But the world presents you with an endless series of problems. As soon as you master one set, another popes up to challenge you, The relief you had anticipated is short-lived. Soon your mind is gearing up again searching for understanding instead of seeking the Lord.
The wisest of all men, Solomon, could never think his way through to Peace. His vast understanding resulted in feelings of futility, rather than in fulfillment. Finally, he lost his way and succumbed to the will of his wives by worshiping idols.
The Lord’s peace is not an elusive goal, hidden at the center of some complicated maze. Actually, you are always enveloped in Peace, which is inherent in His Presence. As you look to the Lord, you gain awareness of his precious peace.