He Knows My Name

  • Dec. 2, 2016
  • #9025

God does know our name. He is intimately involved in our struggles and trials. So we can cast our cares on him, and depend on his grace.    

He Knows My Name

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a song for those who hurt.

I have a Maker; He made me this way… My life is often hard. It’s why you will hear me pray… Does God know my name? Does He know my every thought? Does He see each tear that falls? Does He hear me when I call?
I have a Father, He calls me His own; He'll never leave me No matter where I go. He knows my name, He knows my every thought. He sees each tear that falls, And He hears me when I call. He sees each tear that falls and hears me when I call.

You may recognize that tune as Tommy Walker’s “He Knows My Name”, a worship song that was popular quite a while ago. But I changed the words today, just a little. Because I think it’s a great song to sing when you feel overwhelmed by pain or problems. You think: ‘Will God help me? Will He make a difference? Will He provide for my needs? Does He know how much I cry? Does He know my thoughts?’ Those are good questions, and the answer? Friend, if God knows your name (and He does), that’s answer enough. It shows that God is intimately involved in every detail of your life; you have His undivided attention; 100% of His focus. The God of the universe hears you when you cry, and that’s guarantee enough that He will carry to completion everything that He began in Christ Jesus concerning you. He will help. He will make a difference. He will provide!

Over the years, my wheelchair has taught me to leave the “providing” to the God of providence. Although it’s true that my paralysis is often hard to bear, pain can sear into my hip, (sometimes it feels like a Tyrannosaurus Rex chomping down on me, and shaking me back and forth). I feel overwhelmed, but the years have taught me to trust that God will provide. He will provide grace; He will provide for me just as he provided for Elijah. You know that story; with a little oil in the jar and a handful of flour, Elijah outlived the famine, and so will I, and so will you. Yes, the sky may be dark, but even those black clouds contain showers of mercy. This day, God will provide grace and a blessed escape. So cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. If you are wrestling with fear, let it go. If you are carrying weights that God never intended, cast them aside. And if you need help doing it, go to joniandfriends.org/radio and ask for my packet of booklets on resting in suffering. Yes, please, rest in the Lord today. After all, He knows your name.

Music: "He Knows My Name" by Tommy Walker, © 1996 Doulos Publishing (BMI)

© Joni and Friends

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