In these uncertain times that we’re living in, we don’t have to succumb to fear, doubt and worry. We can still have hope!
On this episode of Better Together Facebook Live, host Barb Roose talks with Melissa Spoelstra, about how praying the names of God can truly bring hope and comfort in the midst of uncertainty!
Names Of God Mentioned In This Episode:
1. El Roi: The God Who Sees
Even when it may feel like God is slow to fulfill His promises to us, Melissa reminds us that God sees, knows and cares about what we are going through. You can read more about this name of God in the story of Hagar from Genesis 16.
2. God our Comforter
During these uncertain times, many of us are in need of some comfort. The Bible reminds us that God is our comforter and will be with us, even in the hardest of times.
3. El Shaddai: All Sufficient One
Just like a nursing child is dependent on their mother for nourishment, Melissa reminds us that God is the one who satisfies us. She has found Him to be present in the dark nights of her soul and He will be in yours as well.
4. Yahweh Sabaoth: The Lord of Heaven’s Armies
This name of God is first used in the story of Hannah when her sister, Penninah, was mocking her for not being able to have children. The name Yahweh Sabaoth reminds us that God fights for and protects us.
Practical Next Steps:
When life gets overwhelming, take some time to remember who God is by rehearsing His names. Go through the alphabet, calling out a name of God to coorespond with each letter. If you struggle when you get to “z”, Melissa says to just go for “zebra maker”!
About Our Guest Melissa Spoelstra…Melissa Spoelstra is first and foremost a Christ-follower who is madly in love with Jesus and addicted to the study of His Word. She is passionate about knowing Christ and inspiring other women to seek Him, and has written 7 women’s Bible studies including her most recent, Names of God. Melissa’s desire is to follow God through every door He opens and prays that all glory in her endeavors is His alone.
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Names of God Bible Study
Better Together host Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author with a passion to help women live beautifully strong and courageous in Jesus’ name. She’s the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.