El Shaddai, commonly translated God Almighty, speaks of the awesome power of our God. Nothing is too difficult for Him, too hard for Him. His arm is never too short. El Shaddai is introduced in Genesis 17:1.

Genesis 17:1. And when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD* appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I AM Almighty God! Walk before Me and be innocent. 2. And I will give My covenant between Me and you and will multiply you exceedingly.” 3. And Abram fell on his face and God talked with him saying, 4. “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you will be a father of many nations.”

The root word of Shaddai is Shadad, meaning deal violently with. Some references incorrectly relate to Shad, the female breast, but there is no relationship between Shaddai and Shad. The doubling of the letter D in Shaddai ties Shaddai to Shadad. Shadad is written Sh-D-D in Hebrew, where the vowels are placed beneath the letters.

Genesis 18:14. Is anything too hard for the LORD*? (Jeremiah 32:17, Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:37) At the time appointed I shall re­turn to you, about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Jeremiah 32:16. Now when I had delivered the deed of the purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed to the LORD* saying, 17. Ah Adonai, LORD*! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm, there is nothing too hard for You.

Luke 1:36. And behold your kin Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age and this is her sixth month from her being called barren: 37. because with God nothing is impossible.” (Genesis 18:14, Jeremiah 32:17,27, Job 42:2) 38. And Miriam said, “Behold the servant of the Lord: may it be according to your word.” Then the angel left from her.

Our God is an awesome God! Nothing is too difficult or too hard for Him! He is almighty!