When we have no strength left, the ever-growing weight of discouragement, frustration, fear, and pride can tempt to call on our will power instead of the power of God.
In chapter eleven of Waiting for God, I explored some of the names of God that helped deepen my understanding of His character.
The first name I mentioned was: El Shaddai, the Lord God Almighty (Psalm 91:1).
“The Lord God Almighty reigns, omnipotent and supreme with unlimited power” (Waiting for God, p. 62).
When we live as if God reigns, we view Him as the ultimate authority.
We invite Him to occupy the throne of our hearts and minds so that our attitudes and actions align with His expectations.
We delight in pleasing Him and long to obey Him, not because of obligation or obsession, but because we are overwhelmed with His love for us and overflowing with love for Him.
When we live as if we know Gods alone maintains control of every detail in our world, we will live as if He alone can influence us.
The Lord Almighty knows all we need and gives us all we need, so we can trust His decisions.
We can depend on Him to pave the right path for us, to set the right pace for us, to determine the best delays and detours for us.
We don’t need to feel strong when we know God is strong.
We can trust God to be our strength, be our peace, and be our everlasting hope.
He hasn’t failed us yet. And He will not begin failing us now.
El Shaddai, thanks for reminding us that You are Lord Almighty, unlimited in power. Help us walk by faith, like we believe this truth impacts every aspect of our lives as your disciples. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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