It’s a gift, not a test

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:28

This gift of peace, like all gifts, is meant for our pleasure, comfort, and delight. When we experience doubt, fear and worry, God wants to comfort us, not to wag His finger at us because we’ve demonstrated our lack of faith yet again. Instead He is there to reassemble the wonderful gift He’s given us and show us how to use it in yet another context.

Lord, I love this gift – now, could you put it together for me?