It is difficult to answer the question, “Who is God?”, there are hundreds of things that come to mind and it seems rather impossible to formulate any arrangement of words to describe the Creator of the universe. I have also found that the attributes of God that have meant the most to me have continuously shifted as I have grown up and experienced different things. I am not sure there is a correct answer to this question as God is so incredibly personal and each individual would have a different way to answer the question of who He is to them.
Who is God? God is an unrivaled King, who has loved me at my darkest of moments and has relentlessly pursued my heart. These are the things that I think of when asked who my God is. Let’s dig into it.
Unrivaled King: Our God is unmatched; He has no rival. There is no one or not thing that can ever touch Him. One of my favorite Bible verses comes from James 2 and it says that “Even the demons believe [that there is one God] and they tremble in terror.” (James 2:19, NLT). Even the demons in the pit of hell know the name of our God and shake in fear. How powerful is that? It reassures me greatly that there is nothing in existence that can overcome my God. We can live in freedom knowing this truth. One of my favorite lines from the song “Great I Am” says, “there is no power in hell or any who can stand before the power and the presence of the Great I Am.” Make this your anthem and in times of great oppression remember that you are the child of a King who will never be defeated.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…”
Psalm 23:4 NIV
Loved Me at My Darkest: My God has seen me at every moment of my life. He has heard my every thought and held every tear that has ever fallen from my eyes. He loved me even though I gave him nothing. He loved me when I ran from Him. He loved me when I cursed his name. He loved me through every doubt. He loved me when I couldn’t love myself. He loved me when it seemed like nobody else did. He loved me through my eating disorder. It brings me to tears to know that He will never stop loving me. He loves me in spite of me: my filth, my guilt, my shame, my inconsistency, my pride, my doubt, my fear. He will never stop. I think this is one of the most beautiful things about Our God.
“But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8, NIV
Relentlessly Pursues: Did you know that God pursues us? Growing up, I don’t think I ever really knew that. Our God pursues us. He knows us, He is near to us, and He is consistently working in and around us. The song “Fierce” by Jesus Culture says it perfectly, “You chase me down, You seek me out, how can I be lost when You have called me found?” Isn’t that beautiful? No matter how far we run, our God continues to seek us out and pursue our hearts. It brings me such comfort to know that even when I feel far from the Lord, He is constantly drawing near to me.
“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life…”
So, who is God? The list could go on for days, but these three attributes have been the closest to my heart in this season of life. I am overwhelmed when I think of all that my God is. Who is God to you? I challenge you to take the time and reflect on this over the next week.
Written By: Adyson