Jesus, the Calmer
Christians experience peace when they trust in Christ and grow in their faith. This is what Paul prays for when he asks that “the God of hope might fill you with all joy and peace in believing” (Rom 15:13). Paul further promises that when believers cast their cares on God through prayer, “the peace of God surpassing understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:7). This subjective sense of peace, security, and tranquility is probably what Jesus referred to when He said, “My peace I give to you.” In this verse, Jesus links peace with the encouragement not to be afraid (John 14:27; compare John 16:33; Rom 8:6).