Howling winds, surging waves, a boat being tossed wildly from side to side, and twelve terribly terrified disciples.
Then a shout. “Quiet! Be still!”
A great Midianite army invading, no, ravaging, Israel. A weakling from the tribe of Manasseh being called to fight against the Midianites.
Then a voice. “Do not be afraid.”
A heap of stones, angry flailing fists, and a woman caught in the act of adultery.
Then a whisper. “Neither do I condemn you.”
Are the storms of life beating against you wildly? A looming red mark on your report card… an ever-growing pile of unpaid bills… an unending series of medical tests… perhaps a gnawing emptiness over a ruined relationship? Hear Jehovah Shalom say to each storm, “Quiet! Be still!”
Are your responsibilities eating you up? A make-or-break business move… a higher leadership position… an unfamiliar country to work in… even your family counting on your strength? Hear Jehovah Shalom say to you, “Do not be afraid.”
Are your past mistakes haunting you? A broken promise… a cruel lie… an illicit relationship… or a stolen future? Hear Jehovah Shalom say to your conscience, “Neither do I condemn you.”
JEHOVAH SHALOM. He who gives peace to our trouble-stricken hearts… to our worry-stricken minds… and to our guilt-stricken souls.
Hear His voice, and let it wash over your troubles, worries, and guilt today.