"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
He would calm the disciples' hearts and overcome their fears, even when the world reeled around them. Jesus knew the hard times and even horrific days that lay ahead for His disciples, but He wanted them to know His Spirit would sustain them with peace. He knew the work of complete restoration He was accomplishing. It's the same work He is working in us. Jesus is making us whole. His peace can calm our hearts and overcome our fears.
What is making you afraid? How can you speak words of peace, shalom, today?