Jehovah Nissi means “The Lord is my banner.” What a wonderful truth this is. Each day as I go out, I go out under the banner of my Lord.
As we are in battle with depression, loneliness, grief, bitterness, loss of a job or spouse, financial struggles, cancer, and so much more, we can choose to be under the banner of God, carried by Jesus Christ, the Commander of the Army of the Lord, encouraged on by the Holy Spirit, and directed by the Father.
This was a very important paradigm for me as I was reaching for stability and has become one of my most effective tools. I was not out there fighting depression on my own: the Lord was my banner. And He is my banner today as the depression that crippled me mentally and emotionally is today a black cloud far away in the sky. And tomorrow if that black cloud comes closer to me, I can win the battle against it with the Lord as my banner. What a wonderful truth!