EL SHADDAI, Almighty God, is also ABBA Father. He is the One with awesome power controlling the seas and the storms that we fear. But He is also the Father protecting His children from the storms of life. Magnitude of power with one hand and gentle intimacy with the other hand, EL SHADDAI and ABBA, are one.
ABBA is Love personified: Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)
ABBA adopts each of us as His own son or daughter: Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6)
ABBA gives us understanding and comfort: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort . . . (2 Corinthians 1:3)
ABBA provides strength and support: (5) May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, (6) so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6)
ABBA sends the Holy Spirit to watch over us, His children: (15) “If you love me, keep my commands. (16) And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—(17) the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)
ABBA has love enough for everyone: You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. (Psalm 86:5)
(Sharon G. Tate blog 04/19/15) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word