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. (Romans )
When we need someone on our side, He is our Advocate, the divine lawyer who pleads our case. (Job )
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. (Job 33:4)
When we feel totally helpless, Faithful and True is absolutely dependable and trustworthy. (Revelations)
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. (1 Peter 1:3)
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. (Psalm 42:5)
When we are stressed and overwhelmed, Jehovah-Shalom, our peace, floods our souls with assurance that He cares about every detail. (1 Thessalonians )
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. (1 Peter )
When we treasure His salvation and desire His intimate friendship, the heart of Jesus bursts with joy. (Mathew)
When we have been wronged, our Righteous Judge settles all violations against us with perfect judgment, so we must not take matters into our own hands. (Jeremiah )
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. (John )
We have everything we need, because His name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
If Jesus isn’t a perfect father (Abba) to you, He can be. If you invite him into your life and let Him start loving and renovating your life from the inside out – He will. He longs to be in a loving relationship with you. Here is a suggested prayer:
Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me be the person You want me to be. Amen.