Better yet, who is YOUR God? What is he like? How would you describe Him? Several years ago I began a personal study of the character of God as defined by His names. I was astounded at how many descriptive names God has just in the book of Psalms! I would like to share a few of those with you in the hope that it will cause you to reflect on just WHO God is in YOUR life.
the Lifter Up of My Head - Psalm 3: 3. When we are weighted down, God gently lifts our chin to look into His face and reminds us to keep our eyes on Him for He cares for us.
My God - Psalm 7:1 He is personal, He knows my name, He knows every tear that I cry and He hears me when I call.
My Shepherd - Psalms 23:1. He watches over me, He cares for me, He provides for me, He protects me from the enemy.
My Light and My Salvation - Psalm 27:1. He shows me the way, illuminating the darkness. He is life to me.
My Shield - Psalm 28:7 . He protects me and He goes before me.
My Hiding Place - Psalm 32:7. He is the one I run to when all is falling down around me.
My exceeding joy - Psalm 43:4. There is true joy in no other. No human relationship can fill the void in our heart that is created for God to fill. He gives joy that is rooted in knowing Him.
My refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble - Psalm 46: 1. There is no where else to run when we are in trouble but to God. He is ALWAYS there, ready and able to help. He is our shelter in the storm.
King over all the earth - Psalm 47: 2. He is ruler of all.
Great - Psalm 48:1. Tony the Tiger and his Frosted Flakes have nothing on Him! He defines the word GREAT!
My Helper - Psalm 54:4. I can no nothing by or of myself.
My Rock - Psalm 62:2. He is solid, He is my firm foundation.
My Deliverer - Pslam 70: 5. He always comes to my rescue.
My Hope - Psalm 71: 5. I think this poem describes this one better than anything I can think of and I will close with it.
All but Jesus
and Fades away.
Hope is not hope at all
Unless it is anchored
ONLY HE IS ETERNAL.