For every need, there is a name of God that meets the need. Our lack is perfectly engineered to magnify His perfect sufficiency. The great I AM stands ready with His supply from His eternal riches. His infinite supply magnifies in bold relief our complete dependence on Him. It is not I, but Christ. Celebrate how he reveals himself to you this week in his names.
When we need a hug, Abba-Father takes us in His arms to love us and protect us.
When we need someone on our side, our Advocate is the divine lawyer who pleads our case.
When life has knocked us down, the Breath of the Almighty renews our life and refreshes our strength. He is vital to our existence, because in Him we live and move and have our being.
When life around us is sinking sand, our Cornerstone is the solid foundation that cannot be moved.
When we are weakest, our Defender is most able to sustain us against our foes.
When we are feeling small and powerless, El Elyon is God Most High, the incomparable God above all.
When we feel helpless, Faithful and True is absolutely dependable and trustworthy.
When the shame of the past weighs heavily upon us, the Father of mercies
cleanses our sin and our memories in the sea of His forgetfulness.
When we feel weary and discouraged, our God of hope lifts the burden of responsibility from our shoulders and puts it on His shoulders of government of our circumstances.
When we are perplexed, our Holy Spirit gives us Himself as our wonderful Counselor.
When we feel abandoned, Jesus is Immanuel, Jehovah-shammah, our God who is everpresent with us, who cannot leave us.
When we are stressed and overwhelmed, Jehovah-Shalom, our peace, floods our souls with assurance that He cares about every detail.
When we can’t forgive ourselves, the blood of Jehovah-Tsidkenu, our righteousness, has wiped our slate clean, no matter what we have done, because He is our sinless sacrifice.
When we treasure His salvation and desire His intimate friendship, the heart of
Jesus bursts with joy.
When we submit to him, the King of kings rules our rebel wills as His proper dominion.
When we are striving, we can rest in the heart of Jesus, perfect Love who takes away all our fears and will never fail us.
When we come into his throne room, we stand in awe of his Majesty, splendid, glorious, radiant, beyond description.
When we are tempted to be impressed with the world’s idols, He is the Name above all names.
When we have been wronged, our Righteous Judge settles all violations against us with perfect judgment, so that we do not take matters into our own hands.
When we need guidance, the Spirit of Truth is the infinite Word of God available to us to give understanding that is accurate and reliable.
When we abide in Him, our True Vine is our sustenance and substance.
We have everything we need, because His name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.
HE IS WORTHY!
From Prayer Essentials For Living In His Presence, Vol 1, page 59-60. © 2000 Sylvia Gunter. There are several pieces on the names of God, including 365 Names, Attributes, and Titles of God, in the praise section of Prayer Portions (© 1991). Revealing The Treasures (© 2005) has over 455 names and attributes of God with Scripture references that teach who we are because of who God is. All three of these are available at www.thefathersbusiness.com.