Trust in His Name
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread reading titled trust in his name was written by Karen Hall
 as a child there was a time I dreaded going to school some girls were bullying me by subjecting me to cruel pranks
 so during recess I take refuge in the library where I read a series of Christian story books
 I remember the first time I read the name Jesus
 somehow I knew that this was the name of someone who loved me
 in the months that followed whenever I dentist school fearful of the torment that lay ahead I'd pray Jesus protect me
 I'd feel stronger and calmer knowing he was watching over me in time the girls simply grew tired of bullying me and stop
 many years have passed and trusting his name continues to sustain me through difficult times
 trusting his name is believing that what he says about his character is true allowing me to rest in him
 David to knew the security of trusting in God's name when he wrote some nine he'd already experienced God as the all-powerful ruler who is just and faithful David does showed his trust in God's name by going into battle against his enemies trusting not his weapons or military skill but in God ultimately coming through for him as a refuge for the oppressed
 as a little girl I called out his name and experienced how he lived up to it may we always trust his name Jesus the name of the one that loves us
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Psalm 9 verses 7 through 12
 the Lord reigns forever he has established his throne for judgment he rules the world and righteousness and judges the people's with Equity 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 sing the Praises of the Lord in throned in Zion Proclaim among the nation's what he has done for He Who avenges blood remembers he does not ignore the cries of The Afflicted
 let's pray
 heavenly father thank you for loving us and giving us courage and peace when we Face the ridicule of others
 teachers who you are so that we never have reason to doubt you in any circumstance we face
 thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Joyce Jenkins and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries