“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God”( Psalm 20:7)
In many cultures, a name has represented the character or another significant aspect of a person. In the Bible, the name God gave us insight into His greatness. Elohim tells us He is the Creator, El Roi says that He sees everything all the time, Jehovah-Jireh promises that He will provide, and Adonai indicates that He is the sovereign Lord who rules over. All these names are like facets of a diamond, shimmering with the light of God’s power, majesty, and goodness. They reinforce our awe of God and reenergize our faith in Him through the good times and bad.
We often trust in our abilities, our status, our parent’s money, our spouse’s reputation, or a hundred other things before we trust in God. It’s almost as if we try everything else and then we realize that we could have trusted God. We recognized our tendency to trust in powerful things we can see instead of in a God we can’t see. We need to trust God because He knows everything we are going through at this very moment and everything we will go through in the future. He knows the best way to handle every situation so we get the best possible outcome and we need to trust him with that. We need to follow his path and trust that he knows best.
God’s infinite love and awesome power represented by His name in Scripture, make Him our first resort, not our last.