“The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You.” Psalms 9:9-10 NIVUK
The phrase “know Your name” isn’t something superficial. It implies a depth of understanding about who God is. It can only come with the experience of having walked with God through difficult times, where He has held your hand, even carried you in His arms, through circumstances that have almost overpowered you. The deeper our knowledge of God, the more we will trust Him, and our trust in Him will withstand the hardest times.
What is oppressing you? What is giving you trouble? A difficult boss at work? A family member caught up in drug addiction, or sick with an incurable illness? The possibilities for oppression and trouble are endless. But no matter what we are facing into, we have a loving Heavenly Father who, if we seek Him, will always be there for us. He will never leave us or forsake us. Ever!
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Amen so true