Trust In His Name

What’s in a name? More than we might ever imagine. A name is a label or identifier that sets one person apart from another. In biblical times, a person’s name described his character. Knowing a person’s name was considered a privilege that revealed insight into a person’s life. The same is true for the names of God. Each name of God reveals a different aspect of His character and a different role that He performs in our lives. It is very much the same for humans, because we are made in His image. For instance, I am a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, teacher, mentor, friend, student, bookkeeper, and so forth, and within each of these names, my role is different. It’s truly amazing how we tend to depend on our own limited and often fragile ways of dealing with life and fulfilling each of the roles we have been given, but God’s Word tells us that He wants us to depend on Him. The more we understand about God through His names, the better we will know Him. Then, it will be easier for us to surrender control and allow Him to work in our lives, giving us His strength, as we learn to “Trust in His Name.”