“He himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds we have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24, NIV)
The Hebrew word shalom means peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare, and tranquility. That definition of the peace of God describes Jehovah Shalom.
Whether our trial is financial, health-related, or issues we have caused or someone else has caused, Jehovah Jireh promises to live up to His name. He will provide for us what we need when we need it.
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are attentive to their cry.” (Psalm 34:15, NIV)
God is not from here, He doesn’t do things they way we do! He always chooses the most unlikely candidates to bring His will and purpose to pass.
Our Lord is aware of our talents, strengths, and weaknesses. He sees our flaws and knows all about our mistakes, but it doesn’t deter him from placing His hand on us.
When you know the Scriptures, you can readily see that one man’s greed and deception led to his deeds of betrayal. The other man’s weakness led him to choices of shame and regret.
Judas made a plan for his betrayal. Peter’s denial of Jesus was impulsive, and I believe, grounded in fear.
One main difference between Judas and Peter was that Judas had a plan.
The Scripture records that faith comes by hearing. I submit to you that doubt and fear come the same way. Whatever you consistently devote yourself to will manifest when trouble comes.