Having Shalom with Yah

I was reading this book lately and I liked what it said about having peace with the Most High. So I’m going to share this except with you of what I have been reading:

Yah gave Aharon and his sons this special blessing to pronounce on the people of Ysrayl to remind them of Yah’s care for them. This blessing, recorded in Numbers 6:24-26, shows that Yah wants to give us His peace, we simply must receive it.

“May the Most High bless you and protect you. May Yah smile on you and be gracious to you. May Yah show you his favor and give you his peace.”

We cannot escape the concerns of this world (at least 6 days a week) but  we can experience Yah’s peace in the midst of our troubles. Isaiah 26:3 is a wonderful promise for us to claim:

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you!”

Peace is a choice. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us that we will experience the Most High’s peace when we trust Him with all of our needs.

“Don’t worry about anything. Instead, pray about everything. Tell Yah what you need and thank Him for all He has done. If you do this, you will experience Yah’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Messiyah Yahoshua.”

David must have often feared for his safety as he encountered enemies at every turn but he learned how to allow Yah’s peace to flow over him and fill him so that he could rest secure in Yah’s loving arms. He wrote in Psalm 4:8:

“I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone O Yah will keep me safe.”

For months, David had been harassed in the palace and then chased through the desert by King Shaul. Later, during his reign as king, David faced a host of enemies, both from outside Ysrayl’s borders and from within. Eventually, even his own sons Abishalom and Adoniyah tried to overthrow him. He could have been paralyzed with fear. But instead, David was filled with peace, confident in his relationship with his loving heavenly Father. He wrote that he could “lie down in peace and sleep” because he knew Yah would protect him.

You, like David, may be surrounded by enemies who are intent on causing you great harm. Perhaps even loved ones have turned against you. And, if you’re honest, you might have to admit that sleep has not come easily at night, with anxieties and fears filling your dreams. You may even fear for your life.

If so, check out David’s cure for insomnia—his recipe for sleeping “in peace.” The secret? David focused his attention on his Master instead of on his situation, remembering Yah’s power and love. And he prayed about his circumstances and his worries.

David knew that lasting peace comes from Yah alone. HalleluYAH. I hope this post helps someone but I do not know who, Yah did not reveal that to me…

 

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