Tag: Jehovah-shalom

Lord, You are a God of Peace, Not a God of Confusion.

Father, I remind myself often that You are a God of peace and not a god of confusion or chaos. With You all things are done in order — there is an appointed time for all things under heaven.

The certainty of who You are is a beautiful reassurance for me as I watch world events unfolding. It’s frightening, Lord, alarming. It’s as if evil has been unleashed and decency has run out the door.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Peculiar Glory

Blue and I turned toward home to beat the approaching storm. A stiff breeze was kicking up, carrying ominous black clouds over the mountain ridge.

We picked up our pace as darkness veiled the afternoon sun.

Birdsong rang out across the forest canopy. Loud chattering crossed back and forth among the trees. I suppose my feathered friends were warning one another of the impending danger. The breeze morphed into strong wind. The darkness grew darker, flanked by rolling thunder in the distance.

The closer the storm got, the quieter the birdsong.

Except for one.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Call on the Name of the Lord

O Lord, my Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth. Help me understand the power in Your Name, the grace applied, the love required. Your Name is who You are — Deliverer, Savior, Redeemer, and Friend … I pray for others who want to know You more. You promise that if we seek You, we will find You — when we call upon Your Name, You will respond. How beautiful is Your love for us — Your faithfulness.

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