Psalm 8:1 says “LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Proverbs 18:10 says “The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe”. We have such an awesome God that He has been given many, many names and each reveals Him in a different way. The background of this design lists several of His names. I encourage you to research the names so you will learn about God's character, his nature and how he completely cares for you. You will be encouraged and inspired!
The Bible has many descriptive names of God. It in no way means that there are many gods. Rather, these names reveal the nature of God to us throughout scripture. Jehovah Rapha in Exodus 15:26 describes God as our healer. The descriptive names of God reveal the nature of the one true God. The first use of, "I Am," was when Moses asked God what he should say to the people when they ask him who sent him. God told Moses in Exodus 3:14 that he should tell the people, "I Am has sent me to you."
God the Father revealed himself early on as being Jehovah which means the self-existent eternal one. In Genesis 2:4 we find the word Jehovah for the first time in the Bible. God declares himself to have eternally existed and not to have been made by any other force or being. He declares himself to be the one through whom all things exist. When he told Moses that he should tell the people, "I Am has sent me to you," he was saying that he always was, always is and always will be which is defining of his nature. We see this characteristic attributed also to Jesus, the second person of the Trinity, in Hebrews 13:8. The NIV Bible renders the verse as, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Understanding the descriptive names of God in the Bible helps us to understand the way he has manifested himself to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Knowing that God always was, is now and always will be there for us is a great comfort. God is omniscient. That means all knowing. God is omnipresent. That means he is existent everywhere at once and not confined by the constraints of space and time as people are. Now when it comes to the difficulties we face every day as human beings, it is of great comfort to know that God is omnipotent. That means all powerful!
Psalms 46:1 says, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." No matter what we may face and no matter the extreme, we can go forth as followers of Christ declaring as Moses did that "I Am" has sent us!