"Sure, there are some pieces that don’t seem to fit up front. You set them aside – throw them back in with the other loose pieces, perhaps those with the same colors – until you’ve got enough to work up a new section of the picture. Or until you notice that they fit somewhere else.
"That happens to me constantly now, especially when I’m reading the Bible. I will go over a New Testament passage for the fourth time and suddenly realize, like a bolt out of the blue, that it answers some pesky question I had back in Genesis. Or I’ll do a word-by-word study of a verse that has captured my attention, and suddenly a little-noticed preposition or article will bring the whole thing to life for me.
"There are some other amazing things about the biblical-worldview frame, too.
"For one thing, it seems to repel fear. The Bible reportedly says 'fear not,' in various ways, 365 times – once for every day of the year, if whoever counted these mentions is correct. When I take the time to view a troubling circumstance through the biblical framework, fear flees. I have no more anxiety about going broke. I no longer step on the imaginary brake on the passenger side of the car. I have, it seems, no fear of dying – or at least such a dramatic reduction in that fundamental fear that situations which once sent me into a panic barely ruffle me these days.
"It’s almost like He’s turned me into an entirely new creature."
-- from Heaven Without Her, pp 190-191