It does seem that moments of peace are fleeting in our life. Jesus says in verse 27 "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."
Having peace in the midst of life seems impossible. But the peace that Jesus gives us isn't conditional upon circumstances. We think that when all is quite and life isn't trying to destroy us, or at least be uncomfortable, we are at peace. The truth is that even under those circumstances we may not be a peace then either.
Being a peace is a condition of our heart not a result of our circumstances. Jesus gives us peace that is everlasting because we know that circumstances and situations are all in His care. We know that no matter what Jesus is in control and that there is nothing on this earth to be afraid of.
My Prayer Today: Lord, may I have learned to be a peace in all situations. In a world where we have to fight for our life and that of our family, let us not give up on seeking you as the center of our soul, our existence, our hope and our peace. In Jesus Name we pray - Amen.