• Cindy

El-Shaddai




El-Shaddai, is one of the names of God which means, God Almighty.


When many adverse circumstances hit me at the same time, I tend to have a habit of losing focus and concentrating more on the things around me.


I will go to God, but as one bad thing happens after another, that's when I turn those around me for encouragement and support. I probably place too much expectation on others. I'll let my frustrations with people turn into depression.


During these downtimes, I do confess to God that I'm not sure he's enough. I explain to him that I want Him to be. I know that he can do all and that he is all I need. The hard part for me is that I can't hold him. I can't touch him. I can't talk to him and hear him the way I do people. With this pandemic, it's even hard to do this with people, so I'm finding myself alone. I feel forgotten when very few check-in with me. I reach out, but it's hard to reach out when I'm hurting too. When friends or family don't respond the way I think they should or the way I want them to, that's when I'll forget how much God loves me and that He is Almighty. People will always let us down, intentionally or unintentionally. God, however, will never let us down. I guess I've been bringing God down to the human level by expecting Him to treat me the way others do. He never has and never does. He's the one constant in my life, and he never changes. He's always there, loving and accepting me.

A good friend reminded me today of God's name being, El-Shaddai. God is truly almighty. Being almighty, how can I not turn to him for consolation. Why do I refuse the peace that he offers? I only turn to him when everyone else has let me down instead of clinging to him and staying with him.

I am very thankful that God doesn't reject me, and is always there when I turn to Him. No matter how many times I may forget to keep my eyes on Him, He never takes His eyes off me, and he always accepts me back with open arms.

I'm sharing this meme and a song, hoping that they will encourage or bless someone today. Remember, God is truly enough, and if you find yourself doubting that, go to God and be honest with Him. He will be your comforter, and you will find solace with Him. Don't let people's actions turn you away from the One who loves you more than anyone else can.



Lyrics:


El shaddai, el shaddai,

El-elyon na adonia,

Age to age you're still the same,

By the power of the name.

El shaddai, el shaddai,

Erkamka na adonai,

We will praise and lift you high,

El shaddai.

Through your love and through the ram,

You saved the son of abraham;

Through the power of your hand,

Turned the sea into dry land.

To the outcast on her knees,

You were the God who really sees,

And by your might,

You set your children free.

El shaddai, el shaddai,

El-elyon na adonia,

Age to age you're still the same,

By the power of the name.

El shaddai, el shaddai,

Erkamka na adonai,

We will praise and lift you high,

El shaddai.

Through the years you've made it clear,

That the time of christ was near,

Though the people couldn't see

What messiah ought to be.

Though your word contained the plan,

They just could not understand

Your most awesome work was done

Through the frailty of your son.

El shaddai, el shaddai,

El-elyon na adonai,

Age to age you're still the same,

By the power of the name.

El shaddai, el shaddai,

Erkamka na adonai,

I will praise yo 'till I die,

El shaddai.

El shaddai, el shaddai,

El-elyon na adonai,

Age to age you're still the same,

By the power of the name.

El shaddai, el shaddai,

Erkamka na adonai,

I will praise you 'till I die.

El shaddai.

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