Nothing in this world can compare with God’s love for us and his power in our lives. Some days we may not feel it. Other days we might even think we’ve been left on our own in difficult situations. But the Bible speaks of God’s many attributes, and verse after verse remind us of his commitment and promises to his people.
Often our view of God might get distorted by current media opinion or even a hard relationship with our dad or authority figures. We start thinking God must be the same. We may view him as some far away presence up in the sky, just waiting to zap us for doing something wrong. Many people think God is angry or distant. Others view him as disinterested in their lives, too busy, or feel like they could never measure up.
These are lies straight from the enemy and couldn’t be further from the truth. What’s true is found in his word. And when life circumstances shake us to the core through struggles or hard times, there is nothing that can hold us secure except the One who created us. If you find yourself facing uncertain times right now, go to God. Run to Him. He is never far away, He waits for you even today. Meditate on his truth over you. Pray His words back to Him. It is a life-changing work that takes place when we recognize the authority and Sovereignty of God over our lives, when we look back and see how He’s pursued us and has never let go.
And in that very place comes the deepest peace and security we can ever know, through Christ His only Son.
Here’s what is true about the character of God:
“He is for us, and that is the most powerful force we can have surrounding us.”
God is unchangeable, unshakeable, and unstoppable. Nothing is impossible for Him. He is a God of miracles; He is mighty and strong, faithful and true, and He fights for his people still today.
God is loving, good, and his kindness extends to all generations. God is righteous and holy. He is just, and he watches over his own with constant awareness and care.
God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. He is eternal, everlasting, and His words stand firm forever.
God is giving and gracious, he is compassionate and merciful. He is our Father to whom we can cry Abba Daddy. He is with us always, and his promises are powerful, giving peace and strength for our days.
He is our refuge, our strong tower — He is our hope in every storm. He guards our way, He has our back, and He leads us step by step along the way. We never have to fear because God reminds us He is for us, and that is the most powerful force we can have surrounding us.
10 Attributes of God to Meditate on Each Day:
1. God is Loving.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1.
The very character and essence of God is love. Incredible, lavish, unconditional love. He loves us more than we could ever imagine, his love is everlasting, and it’s never based on how good we are. Don’t ever believe the lie that says you are somehow “unlovable” or have gone too far in the wrong direction for God to ever care about you. It’s just not possible with our loving God. He reaches for us, chases after us, knows us by name, and He sent his only Son so that we might have a chance to live free.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes on him will not perish but have everlasting life,” John 3:16.
2. God is Faithful and Righteous.
“The LORD is righteous in all His ways and faithful in all he does,” Psalm 145:17.
The Bible reminds us over and over of God’s faithfulness to His people and righteousness over all. He is true and faithful to His word in a world that’s constantly shifting and changing. We can trust him to do what he says he will do. We can trust His character; we can choose to believe; we can hold on to His promises because our God will never fail.
“The Lord’s loving kindness indeed never cease, for His compassion never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness,” Lamentations 3:22-23.
3. God is Powerful and Mighty.
“Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle,” Psalm 24:8.
The very God who created the world, raised the dead, provided manna in the desert, and split the seas wide open so that His people could walk through on dry ground — that same God is with us still today. He is fighting for us, covering us with the peace and power of His Spirit, leading us, opening doors, and paving a way for us when there seems to be no possible way.
He is mighty and powerful and is at work in every detail of our lives. His word reminds us that nothing is impossible for Him. Don’t doubt that God is limited by time, circumstances, or the weaknesses and brokenness of our own lives. He works right through it all, drawing us closer to himself and bringing light through our lives to a dark world.
“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone,” 1 Chronicles 29:11-12
4. God is Sovereign and Just.
“The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His Sovereignty rules over all,” Psalm 103:19.
Sometimes it’s a battle to trust God’s ways are better. We might think He missed it or forgot us or doesn’t really care about the daily life that concerns us. Or we might start to think that we know better somehow — like God needs our help. We get in a hurry, and it’s hard to wait for answers, or we feel like we’re wasting time.
God’s truth reminds us of His constant guidance and help. He rules over all; He is in control, and nothing takes Him by surprise. He never asks us to figure it all out on our own. He just asks us to trust Him — to recognize His leadership and sovereignty in our lives. And He promises to make our pathways smooth.
“O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you,” 2 Chronicles 20:6.
5. God is Compassionate and Gracious.
“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love,” Psalm 103:8.
God’s very character throughout His word is one of deep compassion and grace for His people. He is slow to anger, forgiving, and full of love. The word “compassion” means more than just being empathetic or kind to someone; it goes much deeper. It literally means to “suffer with.” He knows every trouble and hard struggle we walk through. He understands the pain of loss, and He sees our hearts when we feel broken. God reaches out to us with the comfort and care of a loving Father. It’s in His everlasting arms that we’re held secure. And one day, He promises to wipe away every tear.
“The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion,” Psalm 116:5.
6. God is Good.
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8.
The word reminds us that in this world, we will have trouble — it’s not always good, and many days can feel really bad. But the character of God rises above the struggles we face here. He is good. His ways are good. Though we sometimes wonder where the goodness is in the heat of difficult places, He promises that He is able to work all things “for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose,” (Romans 8:28). He gives us hope and a future; we do not need to fear the hard times, for God’s powerful work within our lives is for ultimate good.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love endures forever,” Psalm 136:1.
7. God is Holy.
“There is none holy like the Lord; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God,” 1 Samuel 2:2.
In a dark world, God’s holiness and light shine brightly. He reminds us to live out His ways, to seek to be holy as He is holy (1 Peter 1:16 and Leviticus 11:44-45). There is power when we confess our need for God’s Spirit to help us in every weakness. God understands how much we need Him to walk courageously and uprightly in this life, and He is always there to help us. His character of holiness is worthy of our worship and praise. There truly “is none holy like the Lord…no rock like our God.”
“And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” Isaiah 6:3.
8. God is Forgiving and Merciful.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness,” 1 John 1:9.
His mercies are new every morning. God is faithful to forgive us as we come to Him and seek His forgiveness. But He doesn’t just stop there. The Bible says that He casts our sins away as far as the east is from the west, and that He remembers them no more. God is a supernatural God. He forgives and cleanses our lives through the gift of Jesus Christ, who took our sins on the cross so that we could live free. Don’t ever think the pit you’ve dug is too deep for God to reach. He knows no limits. No barriers could keep Him away if you just call out to Him for help. His mercy is big, and His love and power to forgive is unimaginable.
“As far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us,” Psalm 103:12.
9. God is our Refuge and Help.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble,” Psalm 46:1.
God is our shelter, our safe place, our refuge in the storm, and our help in times of trouble. He is the only One in this world who never changes, who doesn’t shift in difficult circumstances, or crumble when life gets hard. He is our everlasting rock, and we are secure when we run to Him. This world will have troubles; we can be sure of that, and maybe you find yourself there right now, but be assured — nothing takes God by surprise. He is steadfast, immovable, and we can find help and protection beneath His wings.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!” Psalm 91:1-2.
10. God is with us.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand,” Isaiah 41:10.
In a world that often leaves us feeling alone, overlooked, and disregarded, God says this over and over in His word: “I am with you.” It’s true — He’s always with us. He sees our pain, and He knows our situation. He understands what we’re walking through, even when no one does. We never need to fear or worry because He promises not to leave us to fend for ourselves. He carries us when we feel like we just can’t go on anymore. He strengthens us by His Holy Spirit when our struggles feel too big. He sent His Son, Jesus, to make a way for us to be with Him forever and called Him, “Emmanuel, God with us.” Our God is close, and He cares.
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing,” Zephaniah 3:17.
“He’s able to heal each wounded heart and broken place.”
God sees every pain and struggle. He knows where we’ve walked, and He’s able to heal each wounded heart and broken place. No matter what’s swirling around you today in this world, or what struggles you might be facing right now, remember you are held by an amazing God. His heart is for you, and every promise is true.
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