“May God look you full in the face and make you prosper.”
Numbers 6:26 MSG
The word for “prosper” here in the original Hebrew is “shalom” and often translated as peace. Shalom is the peace that comes after the conflict and the quietness that comes after the chaos.
At its core, “Shalom” means the type of wholeness that comes after being broken.
Prayer is a retreat from the world and the battles you fight in it.
The word “retreat” is a military term. It means to get off the battlefield, to quit fighting, back out and regroup.
Prayer is creating time with God to regroup, reassess, restrategize and recover.
Fighting a battle when you’re exhausted, wounded and discouraged never works.
Are you exhausted, wounded, or discouraged?
Then it is time to pray.
A time to rest in God’s love for you.
A time to take a step back, find a quiet place with God so He can repair what is broken, remind you of His purpose and arm you with His vision.
Jesus has given you full access to God’s presence.
Enter in and rest.
He is waiting for you.
My prayer is that you would get off the battlefield for a while and allow God to love you to wholeness.
Stay there as long as you need to.