“For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
When I read this verse and break it down, it tells so many wonderful attributes of God.
First, He is wonderful. The definition of wonderful is “inspiring delight, pleasure or admiration. Extremely good; marvellous” Doesn’t that sound just like God?
Next, He is our counsellor. We can bring our needs, hurts, dreams, and worry’s to Him – free of judgement and only given love in return. He is always listening and waiting for us to call to Him.
Third, He is mighty. We serve a strong and powerful God who always has been victorious and will always be victorious.
Fourth, He is God. There is none beside Him and He is absolutely unrivalled.
Next I learn that He is everlasting. He always has been and always will be. Psalms 90:2 tells us that “before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.”
Then I see that He is our Father. Some of us may not have ever had a good experience with our earthly fathers but our Heavenly Father will never let us down or disappoint us. He loves us beyond measure and truly wants what is best for us.
Last, we see that He is our Prince of Peace. He speaks to the winds and waves and they become still. He also moves in our lives and causes anxious hearts to steady, and worry to flee.
God is everything you need today, let’s praise Him for that!
God, I am thankful that You are everything I need today and more! You are so good to me and I praise You for that.