A year or so ago was the first time I heard this name of God. It met me in a time of trouble and has remained a constant name in my life.
Jehovah Shammah means: The Lord is there
Wow. I love that. I know it’s close to Immanuel, but to me this name means the Lord is there. He is already in the circumstance that you are fearing. He is already in the future. He was in the past. He is here now. Wherever it is you are looking, God is there. He is there already. I just can’t reiterate this enough. God is there.
So why should we worry about tomorrow?
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
We know God is there. If you are struggling, particularly, with the future right now. I implore you to sit before the Lord and call out to Jehovah Shammah. Praise our God Who is already in your future.
We also know He has good plans for our lives.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
So, can’t we trust this God Who is Immanuel and also Jehovah Shammah? He is here with us now and is already in our future.
I see a cup of tea right now. When you pour the hot water over the tea leaves, you must let it steep before you take a sip. Right now, God has poured the truth of His Sovereignty over your heart by teaching You His name Jehovah Shammah. Now He wants you to soak in that awareness. Let it soak into your very being, your soul and spirit, so you can fully know and believe He is there.
The God Who was, and is, and is to come.
Oh Jehovah Shammah, how great You are! You are sovereign over all my life. Your steadfast Spirit has been with me all my days. You alone know my whole life and You are trustworthy. Thank You for Your protection and provision over my life. Help me release control, and surrender and submit to Your Spirit more and more every day. You alone are worthy. I adore You, in Jesus name, amen.
“I am the Alpha and Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8
The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits, and the name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord is There. Ezekiel 48:35