The name of the Lord is a strong tower.
His name was Joseph, but the apostles called him Barnabas because it was a name that described him—Barnabas means “Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36). Biblical names often identified the person’s predominant character trait.
Names applied to God in the Bible are descriptive of his characteristics and capabilities. Here are seven of them:
Elohim — the God above all gods
El Shaddai — the almighty God
Jehovah Jireh — the God who provides
Jehovah Rapha — the God who heals
Jehovah Shalom — the God of peace
Jehovah Shammah — the God who is present
Yahweh — the loving, covenant-keeping God
Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
God always lives up to his name. You can depend on it.
Surrender the outcome to God.