Is. A be verb. A helping verb. Or as Merriam Webster defines it, “to equal in meaning.” Throughout scripture, there are many verses where the Lord is equal in meaning to positive attributes, which is God’s way of helping us understand who he is.
Lately, the Lord has been teaching me I must not be ruled by my feelings. When I’m disheartened, it is easy to believe they are truth and to let them shape my belief of who God is. Instead, I must remember who the Lord said he is in his word.
Here are some examples.
The Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
My feelings are deceptive, and life’s circumstances may cause me to have thoughts of fear, abandonment, or discouragement. But remembering who the Lord is can move my focus from feelings to faith.