Leading up to this verse, Jesus was telling the disciples that soon he would be leaving this world to be with his Father. He knew that once He was gone, they would face many worldly trials and tribulations. This is why he spoke this message to them. The disciples needed to know that when they were facing hard times, they would still have peace because Jesus had already won the battle.
I thought it was funny that I was chosen to talk about peace in a week where I had 3 tests in 3 days and 4 tests the following week. It is so easy to become overwhelmed by things that are of this world. For me, I fall into the trap of being anxious over things like academic success, relational success, or an uncertain future. I am about to graduate and have no clue where life is about to take me.
In times like these, where I feel completely inadequate, I am reminded that God has given me the gift of peace through Jesus Christ. I am not saying that it is by any means easy to constantly keep this mindset of peace, and when I do inevitably find myself start to slip into thoughts of anxiety and fear, I have to remind myself of those words he spoke to the disciples. As Christians, we do not have to be fearful because we know that our lives are truly in God’s hands, and one day, we will spend eternity with him.