Today we call on Jehovah Shalom, the Lord of our Peace. Only You offer true peace. As You delivered Israel across the Jordan, You can deliver us into your promised peace. Therefore, 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. Sometimes personal trials, physical and emotional pain, or health issues try to steal our peace, but You freely offer us your shalom in our lives. It is because of Your peace that we gain strength for the battle.
We ask You to give us the courage to hand over our fears and anxiety so that we can freely receive Your peace that surpasses understanding. We trust You, Jehovah Shalom, and praise Your name. Amen
So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD Is Peace. Judges 6:24a
We may look upon this inscription from another point of view, as suggesting the thought that God’s peace is the best preparation for, and may be experienced in the midst of, the intensest conflict.
Remember what the purpose of this vision was-to raise up a man to fight an almost desperate fight, no metaphorical war, but one with real sharp swords, against real strong enemies. The first blow in the campaign was to be struck that night. Gideon was being summoned by the vision, to long years of hardship and bitter warfare, and his preparation for the conflict consisted largely in the revelation to his inmost spirit that ‘Jehovah is peace.’
AMEN TO THAT!
Take care, my friends. I pray that you can rest easy in the Lord’s peace today and every day.
Link to the referenced commentary: https://biblehub.com/commentaries/judges/6-24.htm
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Inspired by Tony Evans book, Praying Through The Names of God (2014, Harvest House Publishers)