From the Heart of Abba Today:
When you are leaning on Me,
Running to the shelter of My embrace,
Then whatever happens,
You can find peace.
Peace is not exclusive of sorrow.
Peace is inclusive,
Meaning your heart,
As well as your body,
Can be in a state of peace no matter what.
Note: Judges 6:24 is where God is seen as “the LORD My Peace” :24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and named it The Lord is Peace.
This is where Gideon meets an angel of the Lord and is praying/talking about the impossible situation the Hebrew people are facing. So much bad stuff has happened to them and Gideon is being prepared to rescue the people.
Shalom is found at least 237 times in the Bible according to Strong’s שָׁלוֹם (shalom).
Shalom is a Hebrew word that is translated peace in English, but the Hebrew word means much more than stillness or tranquility. Shalom also includes the idea wholeness, completeness, perfection, safety and wellness. Shalom is a common term of greeting or farewell in modern Israel. When shalom is said, it is not simply saying Hello or Have a good day. Shalom expresses the hope that the person may be well in every sense of the word – fulfilled, satisfied, healthy and in harmony with themselves, God and others.
Yahweh Shalom – The LORD is Peace is found only once in the Bible, but the truth that God is peace is found throughout the Old and New Testaments. God is the God of peace, Jesus is the Prince of Peace and peace is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. In fact, Scripture tells us real peace can only be found in God, for peace is much more than a feeling or state of being. Peace, shalom, is a deep desire and need of the human heart and true peace is a Person, the Lord himself – Yahweh Shalom.