Power in the Name

“There is none like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is great in might.” Jeremiah 10:6 ESV


Life has a way of bringing about circumstances that envelop our hearts with fear and worry. You may have received discouraging news about a medical diagnosis. You may be grieving the loss of a loved one. You may be struggling financially. Maybe you are going through relationship or employment uncertainties. Believe me when I say that I understand how hard it can be to remain upright when life keeps trying to knock you down.

As a young girl, I attended a very small, southern church. It was quite the event if the Sunday morning congregation exceeded 50 attendees. I loved that church and I loved the people.

At the beginning of each service, we sang old, gospel hymns. The music was simple … just an organ and a piano. There were no fancy lights, Christian rock bands, or jaw dropping special effects. I distinctly remember the feelings of peace and contentment that settled over me like a well-loved blanket as we worshipped. I treasure those memories.

As I struggled under the weight of worry today, a particular song began running through my mind repeatedly. It was a lovely song and one that I had not heard in years. It was a song about the name of Jesus. I am reminded that there was, and always will be, something wonderfully powerful about His name.

We may never have all of the answers, but we can call on the One who does!  Jesus. In times of uncertainty, when fear grips our hearts and threatens not to let go, when our situation feels impossible, or when words fail us and we do not know how or what to pray, just whisper the sweet name of Jesus. When we whisper His name, we bring forth the power of His presence.

© 2017 by Kelli Hammond Mills. All rights reserved.

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