So here is Jesus’ word for us when someone doesn’t like us, when we get a bad review at work, or when the economy dips south and our 401(k) -- which remains the envy of 95 percent of the human race -- is down 30 percent: “My peace I give you,” Jesus promised. “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)
The peace of Jesus is something much deeper than self-help techniques to manage stress. It is deeper than anxiety reduction to make life more pleasant. It is the settled conviction that goes down to the core of your being -- to your belly where rivers of living water can flow -- that all things are in God’s hands. Therefore all things will be well, and you can live free of worry, burden, and fear.
-- John Ortberg in The Me I Want To Be