How to Describe a Deep God Without Being Shallow

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Ever try to describe someone that you don’t really know that well?

It’s pretty shallow stuff like…

“He seems like a great guy.”

“She seems pretty cool.”

“He’s tall.”

“She’s the one with dark curly hair.”

When I hear descriptions like that I wonder if the person really knows the person they’re describing.

Like really knows them…

Ever try to describe God to someone only to find out that you don’t really know Him that well?

“God is great.”

“God is cool.”

“God is big.”

“God is beautiful.”

None of these descriptions are necessarily bad…

They’re just shallow.

And, God is so much deeper than that.

Do you really know Him?

How would you describe God to someone?

Here’s one way I would describe God…

God is great…so great that you can’t even measure how great He is.

God is stronger and more powerful than anything you can imagine…He made the sun come up again today.

God is full of mercy, compassion, and patience…He knows that you’re not perfect but He loves you anyway.

God is a promise-keeper…and He will never break any of His promises to you.

God is the source of all hope…He knows when you need it the most…and He will help you when you are weighed down by life and a feeling of hopelessness.

God is close…when you talk to Him, He hears you.

God is a protector…and He protects you with His peace when everything around you seems to be falling apart.*

So, how do I know all this about God?


You can’t ever really know someone unless you spend time with them…

And the same is true with God.

Do you want to know God…really know Him?

One way you can get to know someone is to spend time with them, listen to how they describe themselves, and then watch and see if they really are who they say the are.

Take some time this week to get to know God more…

Listen to how He describes Himself through His Word (like in Psalm 145)…

And then watch Him be God.

You might be surprised by how much you didn’t know about Him.

Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
    let them proclaim your power.
I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
    and your wonderful miracles.
Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
    I will proclaim your greatness.
Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;
    they will sing with joy about your righteousness.

Psalm 145:4-7 (NLT)

*Check out all of Psalm 145, where you’ll find the descriptions of God in this blog.


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