Do not forget that the Third Person of “Almighty God” dwells within you! And that Spirit is of Christ Who is often spoken of in The Revelation as the “Almighty”. You need look no further than Jesus for a powerful peace that is not of this fragile world. Face your fears and strengthen your feeble knees praying to El Shaddai and be confident in your Almighty God.
During his 1789 National Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, George Washington declared:…
it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God … both Houses of Congress have … requested me to “recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer … by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God …”
Similarly, in his 1863 Proclamation of an Annual Thanksgiving Day, Abraham Lincoln announced:
… these bounties … we are prone to forget the source from which they come … [the] providence of Almighty God …
Notice the repetition of “Almighty God” in both presidential proclamations of gratitude—the Scriptures reveal this name of God in the Hebrew, El Shaddai, to speak of His incommunicable attribute of “omnipotence” or all-powerfulness.
Psalm 147:7 says to Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving … especially for God’s power over nature (vss. 4-5, 15-18); verse five sings of the Lord’s “great power”. He is amply able to give out of His abundance. God’s people should praise Him for His all-mighty ability to supply and preserve, powered by His personal love toward them.
Herbert Lockyer shares that the Hebrew root for Shaddai, “shad”, sometimes means “breast”. He writes, El Shaddai “… presents God as the One who nourishes, supplies, and satisfies … How sufficient a mother’s breast is to quiet and satisfy her crying, restless child!”