Jehovah Shammah

Genesis‬ ‭28:10-19

Jehovah Shammah is a good name to remember to be assured always of the presence of God. No matter what the circumstances, His Spirit is always with us. It is especially useful to remember for those times when we feel that we are far from Him, or far from His goodness.

What are those times?

1. Failure
2. Defeat
3. Loneliness
4. Pain
5. Suffering
6. Tragedy
7. Loss
8. Injustice
9. Fear
10. And many more

Unfortunately, it’s not difficult to think of these times. We live in a fallen world. Bad things still happen, and will continue to happen to us.

But as people of God, we never lose hope. We have the promises of God, the inheritance that comes from being His sons and daughters. We have something to look forward to, beyond present circumstances, despite how things look like at the moment of our despair.

It does take a certain amount of faith. However, the advantage is on our side. Jesus made sure that this hope is available to us regardless of our faith, or lack thereof. He doesn’t quantify, He doesn’t count, and we will never owe Him anythng for the hope that He provides.

And what a provision it is. This short, unassuming, even pretty, four letter word carries so much more than what it’s appearance implies. There is power in this hope. Might that can smash rocks and move mountains. Strength that can overcome enemies and win battles. Force that can push back diseases, bring forth impossible healing. Miraculous and supernatural. This is the hope that God’s presence brings.

Isaiah‬ ‭43:2‬

Jehovah Shammah – God is There. In my country, in my city, in my town. God is in my house. God is in my church. God is in my family, my ministry, my workplace, and my school. God is in my relationships. God is in my life. God is in my heart. Jehovah Shammah. Jehovah. Shammah.

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