Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Learn the Verse - Week #2

Remember we're working on verses that help us with the names of God. This week I pulled on El Shaddai, or All Sufficient One, Lord God Almighty.  I chose to focus on the All Sufficient aspect because it's so important to remember that all you need, forever, will be found in God.

That's why I love this verse so much. I'm no spring chicken, more like a fall one. Pretty sure I mentioned last week that I've begun to discover gray hair. Ah well, I count each one a strand of earned wisdom:) But this verse starts right off by telling us that God is with us always. He has our life and our needs covered, from birth right on through. 

Then he goes on to reassure us the he made us. What's so neat about this reminder is the intimate way he knows us. If he created us, he dreamed us up and put us together. He knows how each part works, why it's there, and its function. There was no accident in how our lives and bodies were formed. Not only that, but as our Creator, he knows how to fix anything that breaks. Love the image those few words give.

Still, he goes on with three important points.

I will carry you.
I will sustain you.
I will rescue you.

When we're wandering. When we're hurting. When we're tired. Oh what a comfort to know that the very one who created us remains there for us--with all we'll need. In fact, he says "I will sustain you" twice, and when God repeats something, you better be sure to listen!

He is El Shaddai, the All Sufficient One. He has all you need to sustain you. The next time you wonder, even if you cannot remember this verse, remember that name and its meaning. 

Happy Wednesday friends! Keep pinning, keep learning, keep hiding away His Word in  your heart. I'll be pulling a name for May next week! 


  1. I'm in a close-to-burnt-out stage right now, so the part about Him sustaining me--so needed!

    1. Praying for you as you stretch for that deadline, Melissa:)

  2. Hi Susan! This is my first visit to your blog.

    I didn't know what 'El Shaddai' meant before, so I learned something new...which is great! I am so happy
    that God will calm/sustain/rescue me because I am feeling a little tired today. We really need him for all those things, right? Great post :)

    Peace in Christ,

    1. Ceil,

      It's great to meet you, and I love that you learned something new:) I completely understand what it's like to be weary, and yes, He always sustains us. Praying you felt that today!

  3. Thank you for the beautiful post, Susan. This verse is a beautiful reminder that He is all we need.