Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Names of God Part 26 - Jehovah-Shalom

The LORD our Peace. “For He Himself is our Peace.” Ephesians 2:14

  • Our Rock, Our Mighty Rock, Our Rock in whom we take refuge, Our Hiding Place. Ps 92:15; Ps 62:7; Ps 18:2; Ps 32:7, Eph. 2:14
  • Our Dwelling Place, Our Shelter, Our Resting Place, Our Refuge and our Fortress. Ps 90:1; Ps 61:3; Ps 62:1; Ps 91:2
  • The God of the lonely, the poor and the stranger, The God of the weak and the weary. Ps 68:6; Lv 23:22; Is 40:29-31
  • The God who daily bears our burdens, The God near to the brokenhearted and those who are crushed in spirit. Ps 68:19; Ps 34:18

prayer & reflection

Father in Heaven,

It is a profound thought that You, the God of Heaven and Earth, are my peace! Why is it that, so often, I choose to let unrest settle over my soul when You have promised to be my peace?

Lord, it is so easy to be distracted by the evening news, the price of gas and groceries and the deep needs around me. It is easy to lose sight of the fact that You have promised to be my Peace.

As I walk through my day today may Your Holy Spirit remind me that when circumstances are shaky around me, You remain my Rock. My soul can find refuge in You. When my mind is tempted to focus on all the things that steal peace from my heart and mind, may Your Spirit whisper to my soul that You are my strength, my shelter and my resting place.

May my mind focus on You and may my eyes be lifted above the circumstances to see Your face. You have said You will guide me with Your eye. May my gaze be on Your face so I will see and know Your guidance as I walk through every hour of my day.

You are my resting place. When the day feels long may I simply pause and lean into Your love and grace and mercy. May I pass it out to others as I receive it from You.

When others are stressed and anxious may my soul be secure in the hiding place of Your love. May my confidence rest in You as my Fortress and my Deliverer. You will guide my steps and direct my path as I focus on You and tune my ear to hear Your voice for today. Thank you for this amazing truth that You are my Peace. Help me to walk in that today with confidence and fresh reality.

You are the God of the lonely, the poor and the stranger, The God of the weak and the weary. You are the one who daily bears my burdens and is near to those who are crushed in sprit, sustaining them with unexplainable peace in the face of hardship. You are my Peace when the day is bright and my step is light. You are my Peace.

I praise the Name of the Lord my God and in Your name I pray, amen.