It’s not easy to be peaceable without first experiencing God’s peace. The good news is we can gain that elusive peace without fighting for it. Just cease striving and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10a).
Sure, easy for me to say. I get it but aren’t you ready for a peaceful transition of power? I know I am.
I give up, Lord! I want to stop striving in my own power and yield it all to you. Today, I give up trying to generate my own power and freely accept your power over me. This level of commitment might not last until tomorrow, so please, Lord, hurry up and tell me which way to go.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.
–James 3:17 (NET)
I give up, Lord! I trust you today.
A prayer for you in the peaceable name of God
“Just as You delivered Israel through Gideon” (Evans, Praying Through the Names of God, 2014, p. 159), You can deliver us. We commit ourselves to You today and invite Your supernatural peace into our lives.
We praise You for carrying our burdens and worries into battle, as Your peace prepares us for the fight. Personal trials, physical pain, and health issues try to steal our peace, but You freely offer peace, Lord. It is because of Your peace that we gain strength for the battle.
We ask You to fill us with Your peace that surpasses understanding and specifically gives us rest from our present trials. We trust You, Lord, and praise Your name. Amen
Jehovah Shalom, the Lord of our Peace, is one of the names of God because only He offers true peace.
Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and called it, The LORD Is Peace.
–Judges 6:24a (ESV)
I found this from MacLaren’s Expositions (biblehub.com) on the verse from Judges. I think it’s interesting and thought it might give you something to think about today:
“we may gather the lesson that peace with God will give peace in all the soul. The ‘peace with God’ will pass into a wider thing, the ‘peace of God.’ There is tranquillity in trust. There is rest in submission. There is repose in satisfied desires. When we live near Him, and have ceased from our own works, and let Him take control of us and direct us in all our ways, then the storms abate.
AMEN TO THAT!
There is joy in surrender because true joy comes from knowing our inner strength is powered by Jesus.
Take care, my friends.
This post is part of the #Write28Days Writing Challenge. The prompt for today is PEACEABLE.
McClaren Commentary on Biblehub.com https://biblehub.com/commentaries/maclaren/judges/6.htm
(Evans, Praying Through the Names of God, 2014)