Discovering God’s Names: El-Shaddai


“From the God of your father who helps you, And by the Almighty who blesses you…” Genesis 49:25, NASB

Dear Friends,

Several days ahead of time, I consider which name of God to write about. I recently decided on El-Shaddai for this particular post.

And oh, it’s so appropriate for what’s going on in my life right now.

Today, hospice approved my beautiful mom for a transitional bed. Depending on her condition, she can stay at the Hospice home for 2-3 weeks. If she improves, we’ll need to move her, but we won’t be surprised if the Lord takes her home soon. She’s not doing very well as her Alzheimer’s disease progresses.

I’m finding much comfort in El-Shaddai—God Almighty.

“Power belongs to God; and lovingkindness is Thine, O Lord” (Ps. 62:11-12). Amen. He holds my mom in His hands. He helps her, and He helps us. Nothing escapes the Lord’s notice. He possesses all power in my family’s situation … and yours. He sovereignly oversees every detail, loving us so wonderfully all the time.

Isn’t that truth incredibly comforting? We don’t belong to a weak or incapable God. Our God is ALMIGHTY.

Whatever situation we face, El-Shaddai possesses all power over it.

Much love in Christ,


P.S. I realized this morning that I was supposed to write my Moms & Mentors segment yesterday. The weeks got switched around in my head with everything going on. So, the Lord has an extra special purpose for this post, and I’ll just readjust by sharing M & M on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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4 thoughts on “Discovering God’s Names: El-Shaddai

  1. Wonderful words, Emily. I love the names of God and how they speak to who He is in the midst of who we are. I will be praying for your mom–so sorry to hear this news. May El-Shaddai touch your family today and in the days to come.

    1. Dear Jeanne,

      Thank you for your encouragement and prayers. The many facets of God’s character amaze me, and I continue to be touched by His sufficiency in all situations. I love your expression, “I love the names of God and how they speak to who He is in the midst of who we are.” Beautifully said.

      Love you,

  2. Emily, beautiful post. I am so sorry about your mom. We went through that with my grandmother about 2 years ago. Praying for you and your family. May God hug you, give you peace,, and be your strength through this difficult time.

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