As I have been going along in my Christian walk, more and more I have realized that God is everything we could ever need of Him, in every area of life. Many of us as Christians know that God is our Father, Healer, Protector etc…and so much more! I believe the Lord has laid it on my heart to do this research, and to show how God can be everything to us in our everyday lives. Those of you who are well versed in the Bible may notice that I have not included certain names of God. My focus in this article is to show the simple everyday ways God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) has shown Himself to be all-sufficient to us.  I hope you will be blessed by this article, especially those of you who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Personal Saviour.

Therefore God is our…
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riend,  Shield, Refuge,  Fortress,  Guide,  Comforter,  Helper,  Giver,  Forgiver,  Shelter,  Light,  Bread,  Water,  Deliverer,  Rescuer,  Reward/Rewarder,  Encourager,  Promise-Keeper,  Promoter,  Director,  Teacher, Advocate,  Father,  Healer,  Love,  Rock,  Fire,  Saviour,  Strength,  Song,  Way,  Word,  Counsellor,  Restorer,  Sacrifice,  Mediator,  Liberator,  Redeemer,  Upholder,  Defence,  Creator,  Fighter,  Life,  Cornerstone,  Foundation,  Avenger,  Door.

FRIEND

Proverbs 18:24 – “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”

John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends…”

SHIELD

Psalm 3:3 – “You O Lord are a shield for me…the One who lifts up my head..”

Psalm 91:4 – “His truth shall be your shield…”

Genesis 15:1 – “Do not be afraid,…I am your shield…”

REFUGE

Psalm 9:9 – “The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble”

Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”

Psalm 59:16 – “…for You have been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble”

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FORTRESS

2 Samuel 22:2 – “The Lord is my fortress…”

Psalm 71:3 – “Save me…for You are my fortress”

GUIDE

Psalm 48:14 – “For God…will be our guide, even to death…”

Psalm 73:24 – “You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory”

Isaiah 58:11 – “The Lord will guide you continually…”

John 16:13 – “He will guide you into all truth…”

COMFORTER

Psalm 71:21 – “You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side”

Isaiah 61:2 – “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,…to comfort all who mourn…”

Matthew 9:22 – “But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her said ‘Be of good comfort, daughter; your faith has made you well’ and the woman was made well from that hour.

Psalm 86:17 – “Because You, Lord have helped me and comforted me…”

Isaiah 49:13 – “Sing, O heavens be joyful O earth, and break out in singing…for the Lord has comforted His people.”

Isaiah 51:2 – “I even I am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid…”

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…the God of comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, with the comfort which we ourselves are comforted by God”

2 Corinthians 7:6 – “we are troubled on every side…nevertheless God who comforts the downcast comforted us…”

John 14:18 – “I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you…”

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HELPER

Psalms 63:7 – “Because You have been my help…I will rejoice”

Psalms 37:39,40 – “In the time of trouble, the Lord shall help them”

Psalm 40:17 – “But I am  poor and needy, yet the Lord thinks upon me. You are my help…do not delay”

Psalm 46:1 – “God…is a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear”

Psalm 121:2 – “My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth”

Isaiah 41:10, 13, 14 – “Yes, I will help you. Fear not…”

Romans 8:26 – “Likewise the Holy Spirit of God also helps in our weaknesses…”

GIVER

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Psalm 84:11 – “The Lord will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly”

Psalm 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart”

Luke 6:38 – “Give, and it will come back to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over…”

2 Peter 1:3 – “…His divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness…”

John 10:28 – “And I give eternal life…”

Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of God did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life a ransom for many.”

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FORGIVER

Psalm 86:5 – “For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all who call upon You”

Jeremiah 31:4 – “I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more”

Ephesians 1:7 – “In Him we have…the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”

Matthew 18:21,22 – “Then Peter came to Him and said ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive Him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him ‘I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven'”

Luke 23:24 – “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Jesus said this as He was dying on the cross at Calvary for our sins)

SHELTER

Psalm 61:3 – “For You have been a shelter for me”

LIGHT

John 8:12 – “Jesus spoke to them again saying ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life'”

John 8:46 – “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me shall not abide in darkness”

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BREAD

John 6:32-35 – “Then Jesus said to them ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world’ Then they said to Him ‘Lord, give us this bread always’ And Jesus said to them ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst'”

John 6:51 – “I am the living bread, which came down from heaven…if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever”

WATER

John 7:38 – “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow living water”

DELIVERER

Psalm 18:17 – “He delivered me from my strong enemy…”

Psalm 22:5 – “They cried to You, and were delivered…”

Psalm 18:48 – “He delivers me from my enemies”

Psalm 70:5 – “You are my help and my deliverer O Lord”

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RESCUER

Daniel 6:27 – “He delivers and rescues, and He works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth”

REWARD/REWARDER

Genesis 15:1 – “I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward”

Proverbs 11:18 – “…he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward”

Proverbs 25:21 – “If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty give him water to drink…and the Lord will reward you”

Matthew 6:18 – “…your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly”

Luke 6:35 – “But love your enemies, do good and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great”

Revelation 22:12 – “…My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work”

2 Samuel 22:21 – “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands”

Hebrews 11:6 – “But without faith it is impossible to please God for he who comes to Him must believe that He is, and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”

Jeremiah 31:16 – “Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord”

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ENCOURAGER

Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you”

Deuteronomy 31:23 – “Then God inaugurated Joshua the son of Nun, and said ‘Be strong and of good courage…”

Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”

Psalm 27:14 – “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart…”

1 Samuel 30:6 – “…but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God”

Psalm 3:3 – “You, O Lord are…the One who lifts up my head”

Psalm 145:14 – “The Lord…raises up all those who are bowed down”

John 16:33 – “…but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”

PROMISE-KEEPER

Numbers 23:19 – “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should repent. Has He said and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

1 Kings 8:56 – “Blessed be the Lord, who has given…according to all He promised. There has not failed one word of all that He promised”

Ephesians 1:13,14 – “In Him you also trusted, after you heard…the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance”

2 Peter 1:3,4 – “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him. Through these He has given us great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires”

Hebrews 6:12-14 – “Do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself saying ‘Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you”

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PROMOTER

Psalm 75:6,7 – “For promotion comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south, but God is the Judge. He puts down one and exalts another”

1 Peter 5:6 – “…Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time”

Luke 14:11 – “…whoever humbles himself will be exalted”

GUIDE/DIRECTOR

Psalm 48:14 – “For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will guide even to death”

Psalm 73:14 – “You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory”

Psalm 78:52,53 – “…He made His own people go forth…and guided them…and led them on safely so that they did not fear…”

John 16:13 – “…However when the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth…”

Psalm 37:23 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way…”

Proverbs 3:5,6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths…”

TEACHER

Exodus 4:12 – “Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall say”

Isaiah 2:3 – “He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths”

Luke 12:12 – “…For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you shall say”

John 14:26 – “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit,…He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things I said to you”

Psalms 27:11 – “Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me in a smooth path because of my enemies”

Mark 14:48,49 – “I was daily in the temple, teaching…”

John 8:28 – “…I do nothing of Myself, but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things…”

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ADVOCATE

1 John 2:1 – “…And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous”

2 Timothy 4:16,17 – “At my first defence no one stood with me, but all forsook me. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me…”

FATHER

Isaiah 9:6 – “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor,…Mighty God…Everlasting Father…”

Psalm 89:26 – “He shall cry to Me ‘You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation…”

Matthew 7:9-11 – “…Or what man is there among you, who if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father, who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”

John 14:10,11 – “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you, I do not speak on My own authority, but the Father who dwells in Me does the works”

Matthew 6:8 – “…For the Father know the things you have need of before you ask Him…”

James 1:17 – “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning”

HEALER

Exodus 15:26 – “For I am the God who heals you”

Isaiah 53:5 – “…by His stripes, we are healed…”

Mark 1:34 – “…Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases”

Matthew 12:15 – “And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all”

Psalms 147:3 – “He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds”

Jeremiah 30:17 – “For I will restore health to you, and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord”

Luke 4:18 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me. Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. To proclaim the acceptable of the Lord”

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LOVE

1 John 4:16 – “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in Him”

ROCK

2 Samuel 22:32 – “For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock except our God?”

Psalms 28:1 – “To you I will cry, O Lord my Rock…”

Psalms 62:6 – “He alone is my rock…I shall not be greatly moved”

Psalms 89:26 – “He shall cry to Me, You are my Father…and the rock of my salvation”

1 Corinthians 10:4 – “…and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ”

FIRE

Deuteronomy 4:23, 24 – “Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the Lord your God…and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of anything which the Lord your God has forbidden you. For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God”

Hebrews 12:28,29 – “…Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire”

SAVIOUR

Isaiah 43:11 – “I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me, there is no saviour.

Isaiah 49:26 – “All…shall know that I the Lord, am your Saviour

Psalms 18:3 – “I will call upon the Lord,…so shall I be saved from my enemies”

Psalm 34:6 – “This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles”

Psalms 44:7 – “You saved us from our enemies, and have put to shame those who hated us”

Isaiah 38:20 – “The Lord was ready to save me; therefore we will sing…all the days of our life, in the house of the Lord”

Isaiah 59:1 – Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save…”

Luke 2:11 – “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord”

Luke 19:10 – “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost…”

John 12:47 – “And if anyone hears My words, and doesn’t believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world”

1 John 4:14 – “For we have seen and testify that the Father sent the Son as Saviour of the world”

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STRENGTH

Psalms 27:1 – “…the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid”

Psalm 28:7 – “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped”

Psalm 46:1 – “God is our…strength, a very present help in times of trouble”

Isaiah 12:2 – “…for the Lord Jehovah is my strength…”

SONG

Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my song…and I will praise Him…”

Isaiah 12:2 – “The Lord…is my song…”

WAY

John 14:6 – “I am the way…no one comes to the Father except through Me”

WORD

John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”

John 1:14 – “…and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”

COUNSELLOR

Psalms 16:7 – “I will bless the Lord, who has given me counsel…”

Psalms 73:24 – “You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory…”

Isaiah 46:10 – “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure”

Isaiah 9:6 – “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…and His name will be called…Counsellor…”

RESTORER

Jeremiah 30:17 – “I will restore health to you, and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord”

Joel 2:25 – “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten…”

Psalms 23:3 – “…He restores my soul…”

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SACRIFICE

Hebrews 9:26,28 – “He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself…so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many…”

Hebrews 10:12 – “But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God”

Isaiah 53:4,5 – “Surely He has borne our grief, and carried our sorrows;…smitten by God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed”

MEDIATOR

1 Timothy 2:5,6 – “For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time”

Hebrews 8:6 – “He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises”

Galatians 3:20 – “Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one…”

Isaiah 53:12 – “…He bore the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors”

LIBERATOR

John 8:36 – “If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed”

1 Peter 2:15,16 – “For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorane of foolish men – as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice…”

John 8:32 – “If you abide in My word, you are my disciple indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free”

Luke 4:18,19 – “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me…to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound”

2 Corinthians 3:17 – “…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”

Galatians 5:1 – “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage”

REDEEMER

Exodus 6:6 – “…I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgements”

Isaiah 50:2 – “Is My hand shortened that it cannot redeem?”

Micah 4:10 – “…the Lord will redeem you from the hand of your enemies”

Psalm 31:5 – “You have redeemed me O Lord of truth…”

Ephesians 1:7 – “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”

Hebrews 9:11,12 – “But Christ…obtained eternal redemption for all”

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UPHOLDER

Psalms 37:23,24 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He delights in His way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand”

Psalms 145:14 – “The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down”

Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

DEFENCE

Psalms 5:11 – “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy because You defend them”

Psalms 7:10 – “My defence is of God, who saves the upright in heart”

Psalms 59:9 – “For God is my defence”

Psalms 59:16 – “For You have been my defence…in time of trouble”

Psalms 62:2 – “…He is my defence, I shall not be moved”

CREATOR

Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”

Genesis 1:27 – “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them”

Ephesians 3:9 – “…God created all things through Jesus Christ”

Colossians 1:16 – “For by Him all things were created, that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him”

Revelation 4:11 – “You are worthy O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; For you created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created”

Ecclesiastes 12:1 – “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth…”

Isaiah 40:28 – “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary”

John 1:3 – “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made”

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FIGHTER

Exodus 14:14 – “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace”

Deuteronomy 3:22 – “You must not fear…for the Lord your God Himself fights for you”

Psalms 144:1 – “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle”

Joshua 23:10 – “One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you”

2 Chronicles 20:15, 17 – “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude…for the battle is not yours but God’s. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord who is with you . Do not fear or be dismayed…for the Lord is with you”

LIFE

John 14:16 – “I am…the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me”

Genesis 2:7 – “And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being”

Job 33:4 – “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life”

John 1:4 – “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men”

Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”

Romans 8:10 – “…the Spirit is life…”

1 John 1:2,3 – “…the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us – that you also may have fellowship with us…”

1 John 5:12 – “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have (eternal) life”

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CORNERSTONE

Ephesians 2:20 – “Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit”

1 Peter 2:6 – “Behold I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame”

FOUNDATION

1 Corinthians 3:11 – “For no other foundation can anyone lay, than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ”

AVENGER

Luke 18:7,8 – “And shall God not avenge His own elect, who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily…”

Romans 12:19-20 – “Behold, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay’ says the Lord. Therefore, if your enemy hungers, feed him. If he thirsts give him a drink, for in so doing, you will heap coals of fire on his head”

1 Thessalonians 4:6 – “…no one should take advantage of, and defraud his brother…because the Lord is the avenger of all such…”

Psalms 18:47 – “It is God who avenges me…”

DOOR

John 10:7,9 – “Most assuredly I say to you, I am the door…I am the door, if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved…”

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