Scripture – “Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah shalom (Judges 6:24).”
Denial – “I release and let go of all chaos, confusion and conflict.”
Affirmation – “I AM at peace. All is well.”
Peace is a principle that is consistent throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Gideon, who was one of the judges of the Hebrew people, identified God as Jehovah Shalom, which means I AM that I AM your peace. Although they had not yet won the battle with the Midianites, Gideon was at peace because he knew I AM that I AM was with him (Judges 6:22-24).
The foundation of peace is love. I AM peace and I manifest peace despite outer conditions because I know that God loves me and has my best interest at heart. Even when things appear to be falling apart all around me, peace is the assurance that my loving God knows just how much I can bear. Peace is the soul at rest during times of conflict because everything is in divine right order. In the midst of chaos, peace is the loving whisper of the Holy Spirit saying that all is well. Peace is being calm in the midst of the storm. In the very face of confusion, peace is the understanding that all things are working together for my highest good right. Peace is the reminder that I AM never alone because God, who is love, will never leave me nor forsake me.
Peace has to do with my thoughts and where my mind is. When I AM focused on God’s love, I AM at peace. “I will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on me (Isaiah 26:3).” God’s peace is not in pieces. God’s peace is whole and complete. I AM at peace with God. I AM at peace with myself. I AM at peace with others. I live in peace and I make peace because I AM a child of God (Matthew 5:9, Romans 12:18).