Preparing our Hearts for the Holidays — Day 8

JEHOVAH-SHALOM “The God of peace.”

We are meant to know the fullness of God’s perfect peace, His “shalom.” God’s peace surpasses understanding and sustains us through difficult times. It’s the product of fully being what we were created to be.

Psalm 119:161-168 ESV – 161  Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. 162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules. 165 Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. 166 I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments. 167 My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly. 168 I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you.

Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV –  3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. 4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

Precious Father,

Peace, security, contentment are so craved in our chaotic world. You alone can provide true peace that cannot be shaken. Thank You for Your Word, which shows me the source of peace. It is not found in anything that I can do. Peace is found in obedience to You, in submitting myself to Your Sovereign will and care. You made me; You are my God and Savior. You give me Your peace, a peace that cannot be shaken.



THIS TOOL IS MEANT TO BE SHARED. To download a copy visit Sources: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer; Names of God, by Nathan Stone; and God of Glory, by Kenneth Landon.

3 thoughts on “Preparing our Hearts for the Holidays — Day 8

  1. I knew the Isaiah verse would be there! Wow, what a welcome contrast to read this while having the morning news on. Thank you Bev.

  2. I need this peace so much right now. Latest email from my brother indicates my mom’s health is declining quickly. My brother basically said if you plan to see her, do it sooner rather than later. Praising him that Abbie and I already had plans to go down the first weekend in Nov. The sadness is overwhelming.

I want to know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.