El Shaddai=God Almighty
Almighty describes God’s sovereignty and omnipotence. God alone is all-powerful and supreme. The word “Almighty” informs us of His supremacy in all things and over all things. There is none greater than our God.
O Lord God of hosts,
who is mighty as you are, O Lord,
with your faithfulness all around you?
Psalm 89:8 (ESV)
Psalm 89 is one of the few psalms not credited to David. The psalm is believed to have been written by Ethan, a seasoned Levitical musician. While the occasion itself is unclear it seems to have been written at a low point in the life of David. Ethan interceded on David’s behalf, claiming the promises recorded in the Davidic Covenant. Ethan reminds David and the people that no one is more supreme or powerful than the Lord Almighty.
Today, when we are faced with difficult situations or untenable circumstances we can take comfort that God’s got us. He is able to overcome anything that we face and remove any obstacles that stand in our way, in accordance with His will and plan for us in His story.
God’s omnipotence and almightiness are praiseworthy.
Prayer: Lord, I am grateful for your supremacy and almighty sovereign power over all things, including my own life. In light of your supremacy, let me walk in a manner that is pleasing to You, speak in a way that brings You honor, and do my work so that it glorifies You.