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. – John 14:27
What Jesus gives us is different from what the world offers, in every way. The world offers peace when there are no problems and everything is good. But Jesus gives us peace all the time.
Jesus gives us HIS peace—a contentment that looks beyond the circumstances and a hopeful tranquility no matter the situation. The peace of Jesus overwhelms our fears and replaces them with courage. The peace that Jesus gives comforts our heart when we are anxious and distressed. It soothes us when we are confused or unsure. His peace is so powerful it inspires us to be strong, and overcomes our timidness in the face of doubt.
The peace of Jesus assures us of his constant love and presence, and His promise of our future with Him. Our hearts are filled with the certainty that Jesus is our provider, our Savior, and our loving protector. All our circumstances are under his control and He can do anything. His Spirit fills our hearts with beautiful, unending peace. Do not be afraid!