This is something I have to think about (a lot):
We know from Gal 5:22-23 that the Spirit living in us will produce love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
I want to talk about peace. Like an inheritance when someone dies, you are left something the dying person owned. We know from Scripture that there is a inheritance for God’s children.
We know that Jesus had no place to lay his head (Matt 8:20); Jesus did not promise me a home to live in.
We know that Jesus had no clothes to pass to us (Matt 27:35); Jesus did not promise me clothing.
So knowing what Jesus did not have to pass on to his children, I desire to remember what it was He did have.
John 14:27, I think, is Jesus’ last will and testament. It is what Jesus did have and did choose to leave to His chosen ones:
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Jesus left–and I have already received–His peace! If I am experiencing a lack of peace, the problem is not Jesus’ peace that He has left me. I have to continue to remind myself Jesus left me His peace; Jesus has given me His peace. His peace is perfect, and the problem is in my head and my heart.