For you will have peace to the extent that you have God, and the further you are away from God the less you will be at peace. Anything that is at peace has God in it to the extent that it is at peace. Thus you may measure your progress with God by measuring your peace or the lack of it. When you have unrest within you, you will be restless visibly, but the unrest comes from the creature and not from God. There is nothing in him to be afraid of, and nothing to cause sorrow. He is only lovable.
Perfectly to will what God wills, to want what he wants, is to have joy; but if one’s will is not quite in unison with God’s, there is no joy. May God help us to be in tune with him! Amen.