You are not alone

There are MANY more names of God that could be written about to bring encouragement; but to finish up writing about His Wonderful Name:  

Jehovah Shammah

The Name that can bring comfort, assurance and help for those who feel they are all alone.

Jehovah Shammah – Yahweh Shammahthe Lord is ThereEzekiel 48:35:  used in reference to the earthly Jerusalem, the city which the Lord Jesus Christ will inhabit when He returns to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Shammah = simply means:  There.

Have you ever been in a room full of people but feel like you are all by yourself?

Have you ever been helping with a crowd to find that people just look right past you like you aren’t even standing there?

Or maybe you are in a social setting and are greeting someone – they reach out to shake your hand but their eyes are looking past you and they move on to someone else — quicker than you can say hello?

Are you being overlooked for a promotion that you have worked really hard for?

Have you recently made a decision to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior and have told those around you — and are either not being accepted or not being understood?

You are not alone.  Our God is fighting for us always.

 

Testimonies of those who knew Jehovah Shammah was there:

Geoffrey Bull – was taken prisoner by Chinese Communists:  He states in His book “God Holds the Key” that God was to be his fullest nourishment amidst the meager food.  God was the meat he had to sustain himself that his captors did not know of.

Corrie Ten Boom – Became the first woman to be a licensed watchmaker in The Netherlands.  She ran many clubs for boys and girls.  Corrie and her sister, Betsie, were in Ravensbruck concentration camp – arrested for hiding and rescuing Jewish people in World War II.  After her release, Corrie dedicated her life to telling others what she and Betsie learned in Ravensbruck:

“There is no pit so deep that the love of Jesus Christ is not deeper still.”

{From “Clippings from My Notebook” by Corrie ten Boom}.

Dan Baumann – was imprisoned in Iran.  He was alone, but he was not alone, really: Listen to his testimony.

From Jim Cymbala’s book “Breakthrough Prayer” – is the testimony of a woman who was in the World Trade Center when the 2nd plane hit.  She made it to the 13th floor when she bent down to remove her shoes and the North tower collapsed on top of her. She asked God to help her.  She asked for a miracle. She asked God to save her life.  She called for help.  She stretched out her hand to the daylight she saw, and someone grabbed it.  “My name is Paul.  I won’t let go of your hand until they get you out.”  27 hours later she was pulled out, and spent 5 weeks recuperating.  She tried to locate “Paul” – the man who took her hand.  There was no one named Paul on the rescuing team and she was told that no one was holding her hand when they removed her from the rubble.  God was There.

Psalm 139:12:  “Even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for the darkness is as light to you.”

Jehovah Shammah is There.

Whatever your circumstances today – He is there.

He holds you in the palm of HIS hand.

PSALM 37:24:  “When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.”

He loves you with an Everlasting Love and He has drawn you with HIS lovingkindness.

Jeremiah 31:3:  ““I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

Psalm 107: “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting2  Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary

Cling to Jehovah Shammah, not your circumstances.

He is your Strength and your song.

PSALM 28:7: “The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.”
Exodus 33:16:  “My presence shall go with you.”
Joshua 1:  “I will not fail you or forsake you.”
Judges 6:16:  “Surely, I will be with you.”
Isaiah 63:9:  “…and the angel of HIS presence saved them.”
Application:
How well do you KNOW Him?
What is the cry of your heart?
Colossians 3:1-2:  “Set your mind on things above, not on the things that are on earth.”
Philippians 4:8:   “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
1 Thessalonians 1:9-10:  “Turn to GOD from idols and serve the living and True GOD.”
(Idol =  Idols may be material, the works of men’s hands such as statues of gold, or creations of God Himself such as the sun and moon. However, they have none of the excellency which would merit divine worship or that servile worshipers are pleased to attribute to them).
2 Corinthians 4:11-18:  “Though the outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”
May the Lord bless you abundantly as you seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness, and know that God is there.
I would like to close in leaving you with a quick reference in being able to find His Name in the Bible with a couple of Scriptures with each Name.  From there you can always find more references when you use your cross references.
Elohim – The Creator:  Genesis 1:1; Psalm 139; Colossians 1:16
El Elyon – The Most High God:  Genesis 14:20; Isaiah 14:24; Daniel 4:34
El Roi – The God Who Sees:  Genesis 16:13
El Shaddai – The All-Sufficient One:  Genesis 17:3; 2 Corinthians 12:9
Adonai – The Lord:  Genesis 15:2; Psalm 123:2
Jehovah (LORD) – The Self-Existent One:  Genesis 2:4; Exodus 3:14
Jehovah Jireh – The Lord will Provide:  Genesis 22:14
Jehovah Rapha (Rophe) – The Lord Who Heals:  Exodus 15; 2 Kings 20; Jeremiah 17:14; 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Jehovah Nissi – The Lord My Banner:  Exodus 17:15; 1 Samuel 15
Jehovah Mekoddishkem – The Lord Who Sanctifies You:  Exodus 31:13; Hebrews 10:10; John 17:15-17.
Jehovah Shalom – The Lord is Peace:  Judges 6:22 -24; Isaiah 26:3; Philippians 4:6
Jehovah Sabaoth – The Lord of Hosts:  1 Samuel 1; Jeremiah 20:11; Malachi 1
Jehovah Raah – The Lord My Shepherd:  Psalm 23; John 10
Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness:  Jeremiah 23:6
Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is There:  Ezekiel 48:35; Joshua 1:1-5; Hebrews 13:5
Qanna – Jealous: Exodus 20:1-6; Exodus 34:14
He makes all things new!
Keep an eye out for new posts focusing on just that:  All Things New.
Have a glorious day!
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