Jesus states very clearly, “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid….” (Jn 14: 27). He has promised His peace to each of us in spite of and through the troubles and sufferings that fill our days.
It is for me to choose His peace, to choose to walk alongside Him, to choose to allow Him to share the burden. The peace Jesus promises does not take away suffering, but it does give it meaning and purpose. It doesn’t become easy, but it does become possible.
Jesus desires nothing more than to wrap my heart in His peace and presence. I choose to surrender to His love.