I’ve discovered over the years that one of the most powerful methods of turning worry around and trusting God instead is to constantly have a growing understanding of who God is. One of the ways to do this is to understand His different names and what they reveal about Him.
In the Bible a person’s name usually said something about that person’s character or destiny. This is why the many names of God are vitally important for us to understand. Each name of God reveals something about His character and at the same time, His names show us many different ways in which He is there to help us in our time of need or worry.
Here are some of the names of God:
- Elohim (God)
- Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
- El Elyon (The Most High God)
- Adonai (Lord, Master)
- El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
- El Olam (The Everlasting God)
- Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
- Jehovah Rapha (The Lord Who Heals You)
- Jehovah Nissi (The Lord Is My Banner)
- Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
- Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
- Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)
- Jehovah Raah (The Lord Is My Shepherd)
- Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
- Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
We can see these names revealed throughout the bible, usually when people either faced a great need or God blessed them in a spectacular way.
It’s the same today. God still wants to reveal Himself to each one of us. In Psalm 91 there is some amazing promises for those who acknowledge or know His name.
“Because he set his love on me, therefore I will save him;
I will set him [securely] on high, because he knows My name [he confidently trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never abandon him, no, never].
He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him
And I will let him see my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14-16)
God wants us to know Him, so we will confidently trust and rely on Him, knowing that He will never abandon us.
He wants us to know He is: Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our Healer; He is Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our Provider; He is Jehovah Shalom, the Lord our peace. He is Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd.
When life begins to press in, we can draw upon the knowledge of who God is and declare His names back to Him. (“Lord, You are holy, you are Victor; you are Sovereign; you are the Way; you are the Truth; You are the Life; You are my provider, my healer, my strong tower, my peace).
When we turn any worry into acknowledging who God is and worshipping and declaring who He is instead, all of heaven responds, and God’s power is released to defeat every weapon that may have been formed against us. It defeats fear, worry, anxiety, sickness, lack, and anything else that rises up against the promises of God.
Today, start learning His name and the promise behind it. Then choose to worship instead of worrying because it will lead us into His presence, silence the enemy and release the power of heaven on our behalf.
“You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.” (Psalm 8:2)
“Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.” (2 Kings 17:38-39)
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” (Psalm 100:40)
Prayer: Lord thankyou for the power of your name and who you are. Please help me to trust instead of worry, because I can rely on you and your name. In Jesus name Amen