Translated from Hebrew, El Shaddai. God’s name to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was Shaddai.
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am El-Shaddai—God Almighty. Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.’” – Genesis 17:1
Throughout my divorce process, I had to remind myself that God was still the Almighty God. He was still in control even when others tried to get their way or hurt me. God rules over the lawyers, the judges, and all people, even if they deny Him. God would not allow anything to happen unless it had a purpose in the Kingdom of God.
We can argue that people have free will, but trusting that God is still on the thrown and still the Authority over all of this earth, meant I could leave all outcomes in His hands. And even if I lost my child, that God knew way better than me what was best for me and for him.
God allowed Abraham to believe he was going to sacrifice his only true descendent. And through faith, Abraham could see God had a better plan. I believe God uses our circumstances, like divorce, in the same way.
When we hold too tightly to people or things we learn through trials that we have to release it all to God and His mighty hand. When we release it to Him, there is comfort in knowing He controls what we cannot.
“Be still, and know that I am God!” – Psalm 46:10
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