I’ve been in a funk lately, with my moods and my energy not where I’d like them to be. Culture would tell me it’s time for some “me time” and self-pampering, and while those things have their place, their restorative properties are fleeting at best. Instead, when I’m struggling to stay afloat, I know the ultimate remedy is to turn to the Lord, taking my gaze away from my personal pity party and dwelling on all that is good and true about my Heavenly Father. As I reflect on God and His attributes, my heart turns to worship and my soul rests in the knowledge that this Incredible God is present with me. Scripture is filled with clues about who He is; here are 28 of my favorite attributes about the Lord.

1. Compassionate: God cares for us and wants to comfort us in our suffering. “Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” – Isaiah 49:13

2. Creator: God is the originator of all things. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.John 1:3

3. Faithful: God is faithful to His promises, and He is faithful to us when we go astray. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23

4. Glorious: God is beautiful and His beauty touches every aspect of His character and of creation. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” – Psalm 19:1

5. Good: God is infinitely and unchangeably good (even if our circumstances lead us to feel otherwise). “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” – Psalm 34:8

6. Great Healer: God brings healing to a broken and sin-infested world. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3

7. Heavenly Father: God is a good, trustworthy, and eternal Father to the fatherless. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God.” 1 John 3:1-2a

8. Helper: God offers help in our times of need. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:1

9. Holy: God is morally excellent and perfect in every way, our standard for all that is right and good and pure. “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.” – 1 Samual 2:2

10. Immutable: God never changes. We know that what He has told us about Himself always has and always will remain true. “I the Lord do not change.” – Malachi 3:6

11. Infinite: God always has been and always will be. “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:17

12. Just: God knows every fact of every case and is perfect in all of His verdicts and decisions. He always treats us fairly. “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” – Jeremiah 17:10

13. Light: God’s light signifies His goodness, truth, and purity. Because He is light, He in turn fills us with the Light of His presence. “This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 1:5

14. Love: God is the source of all love, which flows from His goodness and is unconditional and endless. We know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” – 1 John 4:16

15. Majestic: God is beautiful, powerful, and deserving of our honor, praise, and respect. “Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.” – Psalm 96:6

16. Merciful: We deserve eternal punishment for our sins, but because of His mercy and Christ’s sacrifice we receive eternal life. “But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved.” – Ephesians 2:4-5

17. Omnipotent: God’s power is unlimited, there is nothing He cannot do. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” – Ephesians 3:20

18. Omnipresent: God is everywhere at all times; we cannot escape His presence. “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.” – Psalm 139:7-10

19. Omniscient: God is all-knowing and all-wise. “Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.” – Isaiah 46:9-10

20. Ordered: God is not haphazard or chaotic. Creation was explicitly orchestrated, and He brings order and consistency to our lives. “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.” – 1 Corinthians 14:33

21. Personal: God is deeply invested in our individual lives. Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you . . . That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you. So don’t be afraid: I’m with you.” – Isaiah 43:3-5 (The Message)

22. Self-Sufficient: God is complete within Himself. He has no needs, and is available to meet our needs. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” – Ephesians 3:20

23. Slow to Anger: God is relentlessly patient with us. He is a God of many chances. “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” – Psalm 145:8

24. Shepherd: God cares for us, His “sheep”, and pursues us when we go astray. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” – John 10:27

25. Sovereign God is supreme over creation; nothing happens outside of His rule. There is no higher authority, and nothing happens without His permission. “Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” – 1 Chronicles 29:11

26. Triune: For all of eternity the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have existed in loving, intimate communion, and the loving relationships within the inner unity of the Trinity overflow into God’s communion with Creation. “Who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.” – 1 Peter 1:2

27. Truth: Everything God is, says, and does is true. It is impossible for God to be anything other than truth, and absolute truth proceeds from His nature. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” – John 14:6

28. Wise: God is full of perfect, unchanging wisdom. He “sees everything in focus, each in proper relation to all, and is thus able to work toward predestined goals with flawless precision.” (A.W. Tozer) “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments and His paths beyond tracing out!” – Romans 11:33

God, I praise You for all that You are. Thank you for revealing yourself to us, your children.

Which of these attributes stand out to you? Which will you praise Him for today?

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