Jesus, in this verse, was trying to let His disciples know that even though He wouldn't be with them much longer, they could still find peace in Him when He was gone. He knew what they were about to face in their life as they took the church forward. He knew it was not going to be easy, but very very hard. He also knew that even in the hard, they could have peace.
Pain and peace. They are good friends. If we were to wait until we had no pain in order to have peace, we would wait a lifetime. Peace would never be evident in our life, because pain is inevitable in each one of our lives. I don't mean everyday of our life is full of pain...of course not...but pain comes in all kinds of ways, small ways, big ways, deep ways, shallow ways, but none the less, pain.
Because Jesus is the Prince of Peace, we can, even in the midst of horrible pain, have peace. Peace and pain intertwine in such a beautiful way because Jesus understands both so well, and when we trust Him, He brings a peace "that passes our understanding" (Philippians 4:7).
I'm not sure what painful circumstance you are facing in your life today, but I want you to know how much Jesus is aware of it. If peace is no where around you, allow your pain to call out its name...like all good friends do...peace will come running and hold pain in its arms until the aching subsides.
This is simply what Jesus does...He is Peace in the midst of our pain.
He is Peace in the midst of your pain.