I received a week off from preaching duties yesterday, 4/29/18, but was blessed to be able to hear Luke preach on 1 Peter 1:6-9. His sermon, Joy In Trials, is online. The quote above really got at the heart of this sermon. In suffering, we try to soothe our souls with pithy cliches or by looking inward. And, Peter’s point in these opening verses of 1 Peter is to look, by faith, to the value that Christ has and rest there. I hope this sermon encourages you.