A Peace That Passes the Little Understanding I Have Left…

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A Peace That Passes the Little Understanding I Have Left…

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Hey there internet…

(According to my good friend Taylor Plourde that is the incorrect way to address “the Internet”, but the rules don’t apply here)

Well, its been way too long since we last spoke, which I first and foremost would like to apologize for.

I could say that I ran out of things to talk about but…. I didn’t run out of things to say (I never do), and even if I had I have a list of good topics to discuss if need be. 

I could say I was struck down by the plague and was dying in my dorm… but I barely showed symptoms and when I did it lasted for approximately 24 hrs. 

And other than that… well, I don’t have any other good Roberts student excuses up my sleeve.

The truth is I’ve just been consumed by the chaos of college.

So that’s what we’re gonna talk about today.

I’m sure at this moment in time you’re now sitting on your bed, reading that sentence, and saying to yourself…

“Wow… that’s a great way to sum up exactly how I feel!”

Well honestly if it wasn’t I would be rather shocked.

But what I really want to dive into here is not the specific events in my life that have come and gone, causing the chaos to hit me like a sudden hurricane. I don’t want to discuss the stressful situations we all constantly face on a daily basis.


While all of that is still very relevant, and most likely relatable, what I want to discuss is not the chaos I have endured but something much crazier…

A peace that passes all understanding.

If you read your bible, or maybe if you’ve ever stepped into a church, you have probably at some point heard this verse:

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:7

Well I had heard this verse at least a dozen times before, but until I came to college I could not honestly say that I had felt a “peace that passes understanding”.

So this is the part of the story where I tell you all about God’s amazing sense of humor- how I got to college, and just when life got stressful, all of a sudden I felt this peace that “passed all understanding” literally because I would sit there thinking,

“How do I feel so calm right now?!”

I’ve heard people talk about God being a God of peace, and often they say that is a way to recognize God’s presence in a situation whether that means a relationship, a decision, or whatever. And now I believe it.

So what I’ve got 3 midterms coming up, a chorale tour to take me out of a school for a week, and probably 10 chapters to read for my major, I’ve got a peace that passes understanding and even when there seems no room left for sanity I heard God whisper….

“I’ve got this.”

Talk to you soon peoples, and hopefully more frequently.

<3 Courtney

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